Adam West, Star of TV's 'Batman' and 'Family Guy', Dies at 88

Adam West, the man best known for his role as the fun 1960s television version of Batman, died Friday night after a battle with leukemia, family reps told various outlets. He was 88.

“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,” West's family said in a statement to Variety.

West became a pop culture icon after he played the Dark Knight in the television version of Batman from 1966-1968. His roles in entertainment diminished after the show was canceled, but he later became a series regular in the animated series "Family Guy," in which he voiced the Mayor of Quahog, Rhode Island.

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