Our thoughts are with Adam West's loved ones in the wake of this tragedy.
The original TV Batman died on Friday night in LA after losing his battle with leukemia. He was 88 years old.
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"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,” his family said in a statement via TMZ.
They also shared a heartfelt message on Facebook that read, "It's with great sadness that we are sharing this news...Adam West passed away peacefully last night after a short but brave battle with leukemia. He was a beloved father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather. There are no words to describe how much we'll miss him. We know you'll miss him too and we want you to know how much your love and support meant to him throughout the years. Hug your loved ones today."
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His co-star Julie Newmar also shared some nice words about the late star via ABC.
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"Adam set the bar so high for portraying the role of Batman. He was wonderful, spot on, with a twinkle in his eye. He had it all -- looks, charm, intelligence, I could go on and on," she said. "In conversation, he was very animated and once told me that Batman was the father that everyone wanted! I never thought of it that way! He had a great way of playing that 'tongue-in-cheek' nature in so much of the dialogue."
Rest in peace, Adam.
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