Adam West’s passing was lamented and his life remembered in a series of tweets over the last day or so, recalling West’s work on the 1960s caper television show Batman. actors included Val Kilmer, Kevin Conroy and Ben Affleck.
Check out the tweets below:
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
Ah dear Adam West. He was always so kind when we met. A real gent. Once when I was a kid we found ourselves in front the batmobile. I got in
— Val Kilmer (@valkilmer) June 10, 2017
Goodbye my friend pic.twitter.com/VxdRwnCCSM
— Kevin Conroy (@RealKevinConroy) 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
Extremely saddened to hear about Adam West’s passing. Had the privilege of meeting him a couple years ago and he was inspiring in person too
— Scott Snyder (@Ssnyder1835) June 10, 2017
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) June 10, 2017
In addition to the above tweets, DC Comics has also released a statement on the loss of West, saying:
“Adam West’s portrayal of Batman was a huge contribution to the Caped Crusader’s status as a true pop culture icon. His work helped bring comic books into the mainstream, and encouraged a generation to discover the wonderful stories and characters that made up Batman’s world through the pages of comic books like Batman and Detective Comics.”
My take: I never met the man, obviously, but I did grow up watching his Batman on re-runs on occasion on Nick at Nite, I think it was, or Nickelodeon. I also enjoyed his voice work on Family Guy. He will be deeply missed.