Bat-signal to Shine over Los Angeles in Honor of Adam West

Adam West will be honored with a lighting of the iconic bat-signal in Los Angeles Thursday night, with L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. police chief Charlie Beck doing the honors.

The public is invited to the event, which is taking place at 9 p.m. Thursday at City Hall (200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012). West, who played Caped Crusader on the classic 1960s Batman TV show, died Saturday at 88.

Tributes have poured in, including from West’s Robin, actor Burt Ward, who wrote in a guest column for The Hollywood Reporter that the star never felt like he’d been held back by playing the superhero.

“People always asked Adam if he felt like he’d been typecast, if Batman had hurt his career. But I know he loved it. He loved being a star,” wrote Ward.

For fans who can’t make it to the ceremony, West’s family is encouraging people to donate to Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Donations can also be made to Camp Rainbow Gold, an Idaho-based charity for children battling cancer.

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