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Adam West Has Passed Away At The Age Of 88

The world lost a superhero today.

Adam West, best known for his role in the 1960s Television series 'Batman,' has succumbed to Leukemia.

He was 88 years old at the time of his passing. According to Variety, West passed away on Friday evening with his loved ones by his side. He leaves behind a wife, their six wonderful children, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

'Batman' aired on the ABC network in 1966 and became a hit -- albeit, it was an unexpected hit. Following 'Batman,' West had several roles in other TV series and movies. You may also know of West as the voice of a character on 'Family Guy' -- the one and only Mayor Adam West.

Upon news of his passing, fans and stars alike took to social media to express their sorrow over West's death.

Goodbye to #AdamWest, one of my first heroes and still the only #Batman who matters to me... #RIPAdamWest #tothebatcave

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Oh Batman my Batman! I'm standing on my chair to honor #adamwest - the man whose portrayal of costumed justice made me wanna be a good person when I was a boy. The #adamwestbatman was my first Batman at age 4. His performance was campy to most, but to me, that's how true heroes spoke. A lifelong love of the character started with Mr. West's interpretation of what he called, instead of the Dark Knight, the Bright Knight. He brought joy to a somber character and a Fatherly tone to a TV role model. I was lucky enough to meet Adam many times, including the day at @stanleecomiccon when super-fan @ralphgarman and I hosted Adam, Boy Wonder #burtward and movie Catwoman #leemerriweather (where we took this pic). He was pure love and joy. He remained my hero, even in adulthood, as well as a real life role model for interacting with fans. Adam loved his fans - especially #ralphgarman, who worked tirelessly to get Adam a star on the @officialhollywoodwalkoffame. Farewell, Caped Crusader. Off to Superhero Heaven you go, where all your rascally rogues are ready to see you again! Atomic batteries to power. Turbines to speed. Heart to broken. #KevinSmith #adamwest #batman #foreverbatman #rip #legend #icon

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Please keep West's family and friends in your thoughts during this difficult time.

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