Friday, June 9, in Los Angeles actor Adam West who played Batman in the classic television series, released in the ‘ 60s. West, in recent months, suffering from leukaemia, was 88 years old. He is survived by wife Marcella, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, reports the Daily Mail.
«Our dad always considered myself a «light knight» and sought to have a positive impact on our destiny, he was and will remain our hero,» said his children to the media.
In the cult TV series of ABC’s «Batman» West was due to participate in the advertising of drink Nesquik. In the commercial he appeared in the guise of a respectable spy. In this role the West saw the future show producer William Dozier and offered him the main role of crime fighter Batman.
Immediately after the release in 1966, the series has proved popular as children’s and adult audience, becoming an important part of American pop culture 1960-ies.
After the closure of the TV series «Batman» West’s career went downhill. Despite this, in 1970, the West seriously considered as one of the candidates for the role of James bond in «Diamonds are forever», but he refused to participate because he believed that the famous British superspy shouldn’t play an American.
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