Adam West might have moved on to the Great Batcave in the Sky, but on Thursday night he helped light up Los Angeles one last time.
“Batman” star West, who died last week at age 88, received an appropriate tribute on Thursday, as the iconic bat signal was projected onto Los Angeles’ City Hall.
The ceremony was presided over by Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and police chief Charlie Beck, the latter of whom told the crowd, “I’m a real-life chief of police, and I cannot tell you how many times I have wanted to turn on the Bat-signal.”
“We all spent so many hours in front of the TV, the same Bat-time, the same Bat-channel,” Garcetti remarked. “And there have been a lot of people who have been Batman: Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck. They’ve all had their time in the cape and the cowl. But did anyone have more fun than Adam West?”
Also on hand was West’s “Batman” co-star Burt Ward, who played Robin to West’s caped crusader on the 1960s television series.
“Adam would say, ‘This is exactly what I expected,'” Ward told People. “And deserved.”
West, who was also known for voicing the mayor of Quahog on the Fox animated series “Family Guy,” died June 9 after a brief battle with leukemia.
Watch the tribute to West in the video.