If you happen to be in Los Angeles tonight near City Hall, don’t be surprised if you see the iconic Bat-Signal lighting up the side of the building.
Tonight at 9pm, Mayor Eric Garcetti will be lighting up the skies with a touching and fitting gesture to honor the loss of ‘Batman’ actor, Adam West.
Garcetti and L.A. Police Department Chief Charlie Beck will be doing the honors of manning the Dark Knight’s signal at the event which is open to the public.
The touching memorial takes place this evening at 9 p.m. at City Hall (200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012), and all interested are encouraged to attend.
West, who portrayed the Caped Crusader on the classic 1960’s TV series Batman for two and a half seasons, died this past Saturday at 88 from a short battle with Leukemia.
It’s really no surprise that tributes to the late actor have poured in from around the globe. West’s version of the character, painted a lighter, brighter portrayal of the crime fighter which would go on to endear him into the hearts of thousands of fans worldwide and take the art of “hero worshipping” to a whole new level. And rightfully so.
Longtime friend and fellow actor, Burt Ward, had this to say about West’s career, “People always asked Adam if he felt like he’d been typecast, if Batman had hurt his career. But I know he loved it. He loved being a star,” wrote Ward.
Fans who wish to support West’s family, are encouraging to donate to the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as well as to Camp Rainbow Gold, an Idaho-based charity for children battling cancer.