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Adam West, best known for his role in the 1960s Television series ‘Batman,’ has succumbed to Leukemia.

He was 88 years old at the time of his passing. According to Variety, West passed away on Friday evening with his loved ones by his side. He leaves behind a wife, their six wonderful children, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

‘Batman’ aired on the ABC network in 1966 and became a hit — albeit, it was an unexpected hit. Following ‘Batman,’ West had several roles in other TV series and movies. You may also know of West as the voice of a character on ‘Family Guy’ — the one and only Mayor Adam West.

Upon news of his passing, fans and stars alike took to social media to express their sorrow over West’s death.

Goodbye to #AdamWest, one of my first heroes and still the only #Batman who matters to me... #RIPAdamWest #tothebatcave

10.9k Likes, 110 Comments - Chris Jericho (@chrisjerichofozzy) on Instagram: "Goodbye to #AdamWest, one of my first heroes and still the only #Batman who matters to me......"

Please keep West’s family and friends in your thoughts during this difficult time.

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