We just learned earlier this morning that Adam West, the actor best known for starring in the 1960s Batman series, has passed away.
He was battling leukemia, and sources say that he died in his sleep.
He was 88 years old.
Though we just learned the news a little while ago, celebrities everywhere are already taking time to remember Adam on Twitter.
Check out some of the most touching messages below.
“I am devastated at the loss of one 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. There are several fine actors who have portrayed Batman in films. In my eyes, there was only one real Batman that is and always will be Adam West. He was truly the Bright Night.”
“Stellar, exemplar, a king to the end. He was bright, witty and fun to work with. I will miss him in the physical world and savor him always in the world of imagination and creativity. He meant so much to people – A friend said: ‘The father that we wanted.’ That is a great gift, no matter how you live it.”
“Family Guy has lost its mayor, and I have lost a friend. Adam West was a joy to work with, and the kind of guy you always wanted to be around. His positivity, good nature, and sense of fun were undeniable, and it was always a big jolt of the best kind of energy when he walked in to record the show. He knew comedy, and he knew humanity. I am beyond fortunate to have had the privilege of working with him, and he will be profoundly missed by all of us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have given, Mr. Mayor. You’re irreplaceable.”
“RIP Adam West. You will always be Batman.”
“RIP Adam West. You’ll always be Batman to me.”
“Sad to hear of Adam West’s passing. A legend as Batman but also, Ty Lookwell.”