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City of Los Angeles Paid Special Bat-Tribute to Adam West

The Bat-Signal shone bright on City Hall in Los Angeles Thursday night to honor the late Batman actor Adam West, who died at 88 last week.

Hundreds of fans gathered and cheered as Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck switched on the iconic signal high up on the wall of City Hall.

“Like you, we all spent many hours in front of the TV, same bat time, same bat channel,” Garcetti told the crowd. “Adam West taught us each one of us had a heart of gold. There will never be another Batman like Adam West and there will never be another Adam West.”

The mayor also led the crowd in a playful rendition of the TV show’s theme song.

Also on display was a red Bat-Phone, just like the one Gotham City’s Commissioner James Gordon used to contact Batman whenever there was dire trouble that needed tending.

West’s wife and children attended the event, as well as Burt Ward, who played Robin on the show, who called the actor a “family man.” “He loved humanity. He loved his fans,” Ward said.

You can watch the tribute in full below, posted by ChillyWillyTube.

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Christina E. Janke

Christina is the co-host of “Intro to Geek” on Shauncastic and Editor-in-Chief at Agents of Geek. Her love of all things Mass Effect knows no bounds. She also carries an obsession with comic books, video games, and quirky television shows. Her heroes are Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Gail Simone. She hopes to be just like them when she grows up.

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