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The Dark Knight, Batman Adam West, dies at age 88

Updated on June 24, 2017

On the second Friday of June, in the year 2017, on June 9, 2017, actor Adam West, most recognized for playing Batman from 1966-68 and Mayor Adam West on the Family Guy from 2000-17, passed away in Los Angeles, California after a brief battle with Leukemia. The following Thursday, on June 15, 2017, Los Angeles shined the Bat Signal on City Hall as a tribute to Adam West.

Adam West was born William West Anderson, on a Wednesday, on September 19, 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington. He graduated from Whitman College, in Walla Walla, with a bachelor degree in Literature and a minor in Psychology, where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

His acting career began in the 1950s when he moved to Hawaii, after being discharged from the army, to pursue a career in acting. His acting career lasted 63 years.

Adam West was married three times and has four biological children and two step children from the last two marriages.

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