While his family has already issued their own official statement on his death, West’s friends, fans, and Hollywood peers paid their respects to the superhero icon on social media Saturday morning.
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
Seth MacFarlane thanked West for all of his work on “Family Guy” over the course of 17 years. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done Mr. Mayor.,” he shared on Twitter. “You’re irreplaceable.”
Director Kevin Smith shared similar sentiments on Instagram, posting a photo of the Caped Crusader.
Many others like Mark Hamill, Matthew Modine, Greg Berlanti, and John Barrowman simply took time to share memories about their original Batman.
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 10, 2017
Mr. West, thank you for all those afternoons you helped me and other 70's kids dream about the fun of being a hero. RIP, good sir.
— Love, Greg (@GBerlanti) June 10, 2017
— Matthew Modine (@MatthewModine) June 10, 2017
The Bright Knight. Rest in peace, Adam West. pic.twitter.com/VM7lN9MoXK
— 20th Century Studios (@20thcentury) June 10, 2017
— tara strong (@tarastrong) June 10, 2017
Adam West exemplified heroism. Kind, funny and an all around great guy. Thank you for showing us all how it's done. @therealadamwest
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) June 10, 2017
Rest in Peace Adam West. We met once in 1987 and I was too embarrassed and too foolishly "cool" to tell you what you meant to my childhood.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) June 10, 2017
— Leonard Maltin (@leonardmaltin) June 10, 2017
I always liked #AdamWest. We had the same agent for awhile. He was a vey nice man. RIP.
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) June 10, 2017
— John Barrowman MBE (@JohnBarrowman) June 10, 2017
Rest In Peace, Adam West. Sigh.
— Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) June 10, 2017
West’s family even took over his official Twitter page to honor their Bright Knight following his passing.
Our beloved AW passed away last night. He was the greatest. We'll miss him like crazy. We know you'll miss him too – West Family pic.twitter.com/8bkEq1C2ao
— Adam West (@therealadamwest) June 10, 2017
Born William West Anderson in 1928 in Walla Walla, Wash., the actor later adopted his stage name and began his career in earnest when he moved to Hawaii in the 1950s to star in a local children’s program.
He is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
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