Adam West Has Died

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  1. 1001001

    1001001 Do You Really Wanna Taste It? Moderator

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    Damnit...well, we all have to go sometime... :(
     
  4. Mr. Adventure

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    Wow, that sucks! Adam made the most of his campy turn at Batman and milked a lot of entertainment out of it as he embraced it in his later years. Just hearing his voice show up in different places could make you smile.
     
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  5. 1001001

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    He was delightfully bizarre as the Mayor of Quohog.
     
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    Wow, he was one of those older celebrities that you kind of think will never die because of their personality. Even though he was 88 years old, it still feels like a shock.

    RIP Adam West
     
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  7. Nightowl1701

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    *salute* He may not have been the first onscreen superhero, but he was the first to teach many of us how to be a superhero. Yeah, his Batman was jokey as hell, but we were all laughing with him, not at him. He never showed up on screen in anything bringing less than his A game. May the Pearly Gates give him the warm welcome he deserves.
     
  8. trynda1701

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    Damn!:(:(:(

    Yes, he embraced that 'Adam West' persona, and used it to good use, if you know what I mean. Funny in Family Guy as The Mayor.

    Rest in peace, Sir. Condolences to his family and friends. Another of our heroes has left us.:(:(:(
     
  9. Santaman

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    Really sad news... well Mr West, say hi to Bud and greet Roger up there, drink a whisky on me.
     
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  10. Saul

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    He was great. His voice and performance can never be matched. My first Batman.
     
  11. TREK_GOD_1

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    Well said.
    He was more than just an actor, but a husband and father--the biggest "role" of his life, but he did carve out an unforgettable place in entertainment history.
     
  12. Gary Mitchell

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    Rest in pace Mr. West.
     
  13. J.T.B.

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    When I was a kid in the early '70s, Batman re-runs in the afternoon were something I could not miss. My mom would laugh at the funny stuff and I would get mad at her. Batman was on serious business!

    He did such a great job in the over-the-top comic role he was most famous for because he was a great actor. That's what he was supposed to play and he nailed it. But he was good in everything he did. Sad, sad news.
     
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  14. The Old Mixer

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    I owe a lifetime of geekery to the first time I saw a Batman rerun when I was about four years old.

    A tip of the cowl to Mr. West.
     
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    RIP Mr. West. Batman was part of my childhood. I remember watching Batman and Robin, it might have been campy but that was fine with me.
     
  16. JD

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    Very sad news indeed. He was absolultely great on Batman, I honestly think the main reason the even worked was because of the performances from him and the rest of the cast. Even though I got tired of Family Guy, Mayor Adam West is still one of my favorite parts.
    :(:weep:
     
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    I've listened to his commentary on the 1960(ish) Batman movie....very warm and funny guy. I discovered him simutaneously with Star Trek when I was hospitalized back in the 1990s.
     
  18. publiusr

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    With all the focus on everything "dark"--he was the Bright Knight.
    A good man.
     
  19. Random_Spock

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    RIP Mr. West and thanks. :(
     
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    Time was able to do what The Joker and The Penguin could not. :(