Los Angeles honors Adam West by lighting a real-life Bat-signal

Contributed by
Jun 15, 2017

 

Adam West recently died of leukemia, and he’s still being celebrated by fans who loved him as the 1966-1968 Batman. You know who else is celebrating his life? The city of Los Angeles.

According to DC Comics’ blog:

In a fitting tribute to pop culture icon Adam West, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Department Chief Charlie Beck will join surprise Bat-guests for a ceremonial lighting of the Bat-signal at City Hall this Thursday evening, June 15.

The legendary star of the classic Batman TV series, which aired from 1966-68, passed away on Friday, June 9 at the age of 88. In rememberance of West’s unforgettable portrayal of the celebrated “Bright Knight,” Mayor Garcetti and Chief Beck will light the iconic Bat-signal, which will be projected onto the tower of Los Angeles City Hall at Spring Street.

That’s not all. DC Comics invited fans to come in costume, in the spirit of the event. Holy excuse for cosplay, Batman! The event took place Thursday.

Note: The West family also kindly requests you to donate to charity in Adam West's name: Camp Rainbow Gold and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

(Via Superhero Hype)