Los Angeles is planning on light up the nighttime sky on Thursday evening, and it won’t be but with a single spotlight. The world lost a great man this weekend as Adam West, the original hero on TV’s Batman, passed away at the age of 88. Many fans and peers have paid tribute to the actor on social media, but the mayor of L.A. feels as if more was needed and that is why the Bat-Signal will shine brightly on Thursday night.
Adam West died on Friday night in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia, and the world mourned his loss for days. Many are still sad at his passing and have been paying tribute to him by changing their profile pictures, posting stories of him, and offering sympathy to his family and friends.
Deadline is reporting that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck are planning to pay a touching tribute of their own. On Thursday night, they will light the Bat-Signal to let everyone know that even though a great hero is gone, the world still needs him.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area, make sure to watch for it if you can.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) June 15, 2017
The Bat-Signal is going to shine brightly around 9 p.m. PT and it will be projected via a spotlight onto the tower of Los Angeles City Hall. While it may be able to be seen for miles around, those who want to get a great look can go to 200 N. Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles for the best possible view.
The family of Adam West has said that donations can be made in his honor to the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Camp Rainbow Gold, a charity based out of Idaho that helps children diagnosed with cancer and their families.
If you can’t be in Los Angeles for the light of the Bat-Signal, turn to social media on Thursday night as someone will likely livestream it and many will post pictures.
The man behind the original TV version of Batman may be gone, but Adam West will never be forgotten. Despite only being in the cape and cowl for a few years, he will always be known as the “Caped Crusader” as it carried on throughout his entire life. Considering the mayor and police chief of Los Angeles are going to light the Bat-Signal in his honor, it is obvious that his name, person, and character touched the lives of so many people.
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