Adam West passed away last night after short battle with leukemia surrounded by his family.
West, known as tv’s Batman, is (along with Leonard Nimoy as Spock) perhaps the best example of the danger of typecasting. Chosen to play the Caped Crusader for television, West shot to such fame that he had trouble finding new leading roles when Batman ended. Yet he persevered and in later years did very well on the convention circuit meeting fans who couldn’t wait to get an autograph and photo with Batman.
I was seven years old when Batman premiered. Adam West instantly became one of my childhood heroes. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and fans.