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Adam West honored with Bat-signal ceremony in Los Angeles

UPI News Service, 06/16/2017 

Adam West was honored with a Bat-signal ceremony on Thursday in Los Angeles.

The late "Batman" star's friends and thousands of fans gathered at Los Angeles City Hall to remember the actor following his death last week at age 88.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Police Department chief Charlie Beck organized and led the event. The pair lit the iconic Bat-signal, which was projected onto the City Hall building.

"Remembering the #BrightKnight, Adam West. Rest in peace, Batman," Garcetti tweeted.

West's former co-star Burt Ward, who played Batman's sidekick Robin, was among the stars at the ceremony.

"My friend Adam would want every single one of you to be incredibly happy and to be joyous because he spent his entire life as a performer making people happy, making them laugh and trying to make this world a better place," the actor said, according to ABC7.

West portrayed Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, in the "Batman" series, which ran from 1966 to 1968 on ABC, and in the 1966 film "Batman."

He died June 9 following a short battle with leukemia.

"Our dad always saw himself as the Bright Knight, and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans' lives. He was and always will be our hero," the actor's family said in a statement at the time.

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