Adam West, Star Of TV's 'Batman', Dead At 88 - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

NEWS

Adam West, Star Of TV's 'Batman', Dead At 88

Posted: Updated:
Adam West, the actor best known for his role in the 1960s "Batman" series, has died, CBS News has learned. Adam West, the actor best known for his role in the 1960s "Batman" series, has died, CBS News has learned.

Adam West, the actor best known for his role in the 1960s "Batman" series, has died, CBS News has learned. He was 88.

West's representative, Mark Measures, said he died in Los Angeles surrounded by family.

The West family on Saturday issued a statement on Twitter:

"Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans' lives. He was and always will be our hero," his family said in a statement to Variety, adding that he died after a short battle with leukemia.

West's campy version of Batman became a hit for ABC in 1966, but his success in the series made it difficult for him to find other starring roles during his six-decade career.

He eventually played Mayor Adam West of Quahog in Seth MacFarlane's Fox show "Family Guy."

West is survived by his wife, Marcelle, six children and five grandchildren.

© 2017 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.