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Adam West to Receive Bat-Signal Tribute in LA on Thursday

"Attending Bat-fans are invited to don their Bat-suits and trusty utility belts in honor of West's signature role as the true crimefighter," DC Comics says of tribute

If one of the spotlights lighting up the Los Angeles sky looks a little different Thursday night, there's good reason.

The city of Los Angeles will pay tribute to "Batman" star Adam West -- who died Friday at age 88 -- by lighting up the Bat-signal at City Hall on Thursday.

The tribute will be presided over by Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and police chief Charlie Beck, who will be joined by "surprise Bat-guests," DC Comics said Wednesday.

"Attending Bat-fans are invited to don their Bat-suits and trusty utility belts in honor of West's signature role as the true crimefighter," DC added.

The lighting will take place at 9 p.m.

West's family encouraged those unable to attend to donate the the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Idaho-based charity for children diagnosed with cancer and their families, Camp Rainbow Gold.

West, who starred in the "Batman" television series from 1966 to 1968, died after a brief battle with leukemia.

Following news of West's death, tributes to the actor poured in from his entertainment-industry colleagues, including his "Batman" co-star Burt Ward.

"I am devastated at the loss of one of my very dearest friends. Adam and I had a special friendship for more than 50 years. We shared some of the most fun times of our lives together; our families have deep love and respect for each other. This is a terribly unexpected loss of my lifelong friend, I will forever miss him," Ward said.

Ward continued, "There are several fine actors who have portrayed Batman in films, in my eyes there was only one real Batman and that is and always will be Adam West; He was truly the Bright Knight."