Los Angeles Turns On the Bat-Signal to Honor Adam West

Mayor Eric Garcetti will light up the sky Thursday to remember the late 'Batman' actor

A yellow oval complete with the bat motif used in the TV series, the signal is traditionally used in the DC Universe when Batman is called to save Gotham City from the various fiends wreaking havoc. In remembrance of West's unforgettable portrayal of the celebrated "Bright Knight", Mayor Garcetti and Chief Beck will light the iconic Bat-signal, which will be projected onto the tower of Los Angeles City Hall at Spring Street.

It's a follow-up to 2016's Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, which reunited West with fellow co-stars Burt Ward and Julie Newmar. This episode will also have a tribute card further honoring the actor and his contributions.

MacFarlane paid tribute to the star on Twitter, describing West as "irreplaceable". The ceremony will be attended by both the mayor and the police chief in a show of appreciation that the fictional Batman has nearly never received.

Following these kind words, the Bat-signal was displayed on the side of Los Angeles City Hall, in memory of a man whose work meant so much to so many people. West, who became popular by playing the comic book superhero, died in Los Angeles on June 9 aged 88 after a battle with leukemia.

Ward, 71, said West spent his life "trying to make this world a better place". The actor was 88 years old when he passed away.

Actor Burt Ward, who played Robin alongside Adam West's Batman in the hit 1960s TV series, also paid tribute to his co-star, telling the BBC that the two had enjoyed "an wonderful friendship", describing the actor as "a lot of fun".

West went on to provide the voice of Quahog mayor Adam West in the television series "Family Guy".

Adam West is beloved for his role as the campy 1960s Batman.

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