Legendary Actor Adam West dies at age 88, famous for playing Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, the crime-fighting, costumed character Batman, featured on the ABC-TV series. His Family informed the public on Social Media on Saturday.
West died Friday night “after a short but brave battle with leukemia,” the family statement on Facebook said.
“It’s with great sadness that we are sharing this news,” the family said. “He was a beloved father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather. There are no words to describe how much we’ll miss him.”
Born William West Anderson in Walla Walla, Washington, he moved to Seattle at age 15 with his mother after his parents divorced.
He graduated from Whitman College, in Walla Walla.
After serving in the Army, he went to Hollywood and changed his name to Adam West, appeared on many television series, including “Bonanza,” “Perry Mason” and “Bewitched.”
In April 2012, West received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He will be missed!