Val Kilmer Remembers Adam West as a ‘Real Gent’

“Once when I was a kid we found ourselves in front of the Batmobile,” 1995 Batman says. “I got in”

Last Updated: June 10, 2017 @ 4:49 PM

Val Kilmer remembered “real gent” Adam West on Twitter today, shortly after news broke that the original on-screen Batman had died at age 88.

“Ah dear Adam West,” Kilmer wrote. “He was always so kind when we met.”

“Once when I was a kid we found ourselves in front of the Batmobile,” he continued. “I got in.”

And Kilmer didn’t stop there. The “MacGruber” villain also got into the DC Comics superhero’s tights for the 1995 film “Batman Forever.”

Michael Keaton, George Clooney, Christian Bale and Ben Affleck have also played the Caped Crusader over the past few decades. Read modern-day Batman Affleck’s own Twitter tribute here.

West played Batman on television from 1966-1968. The “Family Guy” voice actor died Saturday following a brief battle with leukemia.

Here’s Kilmer’s social media homage to his predecessor:

Of course, Batman needed his Robin, and West was no exception. Click here for Burt Ward’s lovely statement about the passing of his former partner-in-(stopping)-crime.