As we reported earlier, Adam West passed at the age of 88, after a brief battle with Leukemia and his passing shook the internet world, as Adam West inspired and entertained many generations as Batman in the 1960’s television series and Mayor West in Family Guy.
Variety released an article with co-stars, whom West worked close with, as they showed their love for him.
Burt Ward (Robin on Batman):
“I am devastated at the loss of one my very dearest friends,” Ward said in a statement. “Adam and I had a special friendship for more than 50 years. We shared some of the most fun times of our lives together. Our families have deep love and respect for each other. This is a terribly unexpected loss of my lifelong friend. I will forever miss him. There are several fine actors who have portrayed Batman in films. In my eyes, there was only one real Batman that is and always will be Adam West. He was truly the Bright Night.”
Seth Green (Family Guy & Robot Chicken):
“He was a true hero of mine — grew up watching him as Batman, and got the privilege of both working with and directing him,” Green said. “He’s generous and always classy. Very sad to think of the world without our beloved Mayor. How lucky we are he left so much behind.”
Julie Newmar (Catwoman on Batman):
“Stellar, exemplar, a king to the end,” Newmar said. “He was bright, witty and fun to work with. I will miss him in the physical world and savor him always in the world of imagination and creativity. He meant so much to people. A friend said: ‘The father that we wanted.’ That is a great gift, no matter how you live it.”
Below we thought we’d share some more of the sentiments shared by fans and other actors who have played roles connected to Batman. Kevin Conroy played Batman in Batman: The Animated Series, with Adam West co-starring with him in the episode “Beware the Gray Ghost”.
Adam West has passed. The Batman of my childhood. He brought us so much entertainment and was a truly class act. We'll miss u Adam pic.twitter.com/5ddeOrUCSp
— Kevin Conroy (@RealKevinConroy) June 10, 2017
Diedrich Bader voiced the character of Batman in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, with Adam West voicing Thomas Wayne in two episodes.
Very saddened to hear of the passing of my favorite BATMAN. Adam was a real gentleman sweet soul and a comedic genius.
His work lives on.
— Diedrich Bader (@bader_diedrich) June 10, 2017
Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman who host Hollywood Babble-On and have had him Adam West on their podcast and Smith’s Fatman on Batman, also sent out their grief. Ralph Garman was also the man responsible for getting Adam West a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
I am shattered, but, I'll always be grateful for the bit of cosmic magic that allowed my boyhood hero to become my close friend. RIP Adam. pic.twitter.com/cMxmrldCKl
— Ralph Garman (@RalphGarman) June 10, 2017
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) June 10, 2017
Mark Hamill, who voiced The Joker in the short film Batman: New Times starring along side Adam West also honored him on Twitter.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 10, 2017
Laura Vandervoort, who voiced a few episodes of Family Guy with him.
— Laura Vandervoort (@Vandiekins22) June 10, 2017
Rahul Kohli, who stars in the iZombie series gave his condolences.
Rest in peace, Adam West. pic.twitter.com/WQK9Dc9JKd
— Rahul Kohli (@RahulKohli13) June 10, 2017
Josh Gad, who may have been cast as The Penguin for The Batman, also had a few words to say on Adam West’s passing.
Just heard the news about #adamwest – so sad. Grew up watching his Batman. In many ways he defined my love of superheroes. RIP
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) June 10, 2017
Edgar Wright, one of the writers of Ant-Man and known comic book fan also shared his condolences to West’s passing.
Farewell Adam West. You were MY Batman. Such a super funny, cool, charismatic actor. Loved the show as a kid, still love the show now. POW! pic.twitter.com/6QAZnOhtMs
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) June 10, 2017
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