John Bowen Duncan has sadly passed away at the age of 92 on February 8, 2016. The cause of death has not been released but it was announced he passed on with his wife by his side at his Florida home in Orlando.
For those unaware, John Duncan had played Dick Grayson/Robin in the live action serial Batman & Robin released in 1949. While the serial is considered cheap and campy to today’s audience, it was the pioneer to what would later be the William Dozier series with Adam West and Burt Ward.
The serial itself is something any Batman ans DC Comics fan should watch at least once to see how much the technology and care to the source material has progressed over the years.
John Duncan continued to show up at conventions well into his later years enjoying the popularity the superhero genre had gained since he donned the tights.
We here at DC Comics Movie send our condolences his family and friends.
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