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Los Angeles lights up City Hall with Batman signal

LOS ANGELES: A giant Bat-signal lit up the side of City Hall in Los Angeles Thursday night to honor Batman actor Adam West, who played the superhero role in the 1960s television series. He died on Friday at age 88 following a battle with leukemia. The caped crusader helped protect the fictional Gotham City in a franchise that began as a DC Comics strip before also moving to television and film. When Gotham's authorities needed Batman's help, they projected a light beam with his logo into the sky. Los Angeles…

Adam West, star of hit TV series ‘Batman’, dies at 88

NEW YORK: Adam West, the actor whose seven-decade career was defined by his role in the 1960s television series "Batman," has died. He was 88 years old. The actor passed away Friday night after a "short but brave battle with leukemia," his family said in a statement posted to West's Facebook page. West catapulted to fame after portraying the superhero Batman and his alter ego Bruce Wayne on the popular campy television series that premiered in 1966. But the high-profile role ultimately restricted West from playing…