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Because we lost Adam West. Never my favourite Batman... but we lost a piece of Bat history today
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2017
Not my fave Batman either, but he was one of the primary influences on my youthful liking of Batman. And he did play the role straight, and made the character heroic and admirable despite everything. 
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RK-Striker-JK-5 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
Not my 'favoirte' either, but he's up there. The 1966 series was my very first exposure to the Batman franchise. And I've always had a soft spot for it. Thanks for doing this, Inspector. Means a legit lot to me and others.
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Inspector97 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He deserves respect :)
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RK-Striker-JK-5 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
Agreed. Thank you for showing it. :)
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:iconinspector97:
Inspector97 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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japender61 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
Perfect tribute.  He was the first Batman I remember, and I loved that show, campy as it was.  He had an awesome cameo in the show Night Gallery as Dr. Jeckyl, and it was classic!  I'll sure miss him.
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:iconinspector97:
Inspector97 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:icondmx4ever:
Dmx4ever Featured By Owner Edited Jun 11, 2017
RIP Adam West I had so many good memories especially Beware of the Gray Ghost
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:iconinspector97:
Inspector97 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed
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:icondmx4ever:
Dmx4ever Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
Yup
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Dragonstar78 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
Awwwww.

Is that Eartha Kitt's Catwoman, by chance?
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:iconinspector97:
Inspector97 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No...she tends to tie her hair up
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:iconduckandmikeyfan49:
DuckandMikeyfan49 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Then, it's probably Julie Newmar (the first Catwoman).
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:iconinspector97:
Inspector97 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep
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Dragonstar78 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
Gotcha.

been forever since I watched the original Batman series (even though I believe our local MeTV station runs Batman on Saturday evenings).
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WDCain Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
I grew up watching the old Batman tv show and really enjoying it, though the 2-part episode format did get me at times.  True story, yesterday I was replaying my Batman: The Brave & the Bold Wii game and just unlocked Proto-Bat (voiced by Adam West).  No matter the role, be it Caped Crusader, goofy mayor, or friendly & loyal robot, Adam brought his A game to everything he did.
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AndronicusVII Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
Thanks for the tribute!
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Mad-Man-with-a-Pen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
A nice tribute I97 you quoted what I've been thinking today as well. 
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tehwatcher Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
1st may he find peace

2nd he will be miss
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SlaveLynnGreen Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
Tomorrow, I'm going to watch the Return of the Caped Crusaders again.
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kaburninator Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
such a shame indeed
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:iconjkrolak:
jkrolak Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
A long life, and a huge body of work.

I know for a time he was depressed over being typecast due to Batman. But in the end, he received  the love and admiration from all those fans who as children first saw him as the caped crusader.

Just discovered, he left us one last gift released just last month (May, 2017) Batman vs Two-face, complete with Burt Ward as Robin and Julie Newmar as Catwoman, with William Shatner playing to voice of Two-Face. 
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Anicomicgeek Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Goodbye, Mr. West; you'll be missed.
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SmokeyandtheBandit Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
That just leaves Robin and Catwoman.
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:iconroguewing:
Roguewing Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. Somewhere in the Multiverse, Gotham City is mourning
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He'll be greatly missed.
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trilljacker6534 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
We lost both a Batman and Mayor, may he RIP.
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:iconduckandmikeyfan49:
DuckandMikeyfan49 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yep. Quahog and Gotham aren't the same anymore.
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BigMac1212 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
How emotional.
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StrandedGeek Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
Aww man! Rest in peace old friend. You will be missed.
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tokyofox200 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2017
I liked how campy it was and if it wasn't for him I think Batman would never be as popular as he was..
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Animefan-279 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Maybe, maybe. A lot of women wanted a piece of that.
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tokyofox200 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
 I agree but a lot of guys wanted the girls like Catwoman so it evens itself out quite nicely... heh..
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NewEvilRising Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is truly a reason to shed a tear. RIP Adam. Catwoman will miss you.
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jarvik2009 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
It was a fun show that i loved as a kid.  
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newben10 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
aww...sad.
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Oldiesfan017 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
RIP Adam West. :'(
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:iconcar-54:
Car-54 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
Great pic. Just how Catwoman would respond.
As I've said in other post today, his was the only likeable version of Batman.
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gundam20012005 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
Goddamn...a beautiful piece for such an occasion.  RIP Adam West
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:iconinspector97:
Inspector97 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :) 
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2017
Adam West was my first Batman, and one of my favorites, very sad to learn of his passing. Good tribute piece man.
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:iconinspector97:
Inspector97 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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mandrew2 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
RIP Mr. West...
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Crocodile-Kuro Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
He truly was a television icon; the world will never be the same now.
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pokemonmastercb Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
Sexy as usual and yeah goodbye to Adam West one of the greatest actors in history.
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Animefan-279 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Actors or performers? The man seemed to get shoehorning or pigeonholed, whichever term is appropriate, into playing himself, Adam Westing as it were.
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jkrolak Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Following Batman, Adam West was typecast. For a generation, he was never offered roles beyond the Cape Crusader voice overs on cartoons.

Later the generation what grew up watching those reruns were able to persuade him of their genuine affection, creating role after roll that both took advantage of his reputation but were equally intented to honor him. From his appearance as The Gray Ghost (Batman: TAS), Thomas Wayne (Batman: Brave & Bold), Catman (Fairy Odd Parents), The Fearless Ferret (Kim Possible) or being the Mayor (Family Guy) and many more.

Like many a character actor, he will be truely missed now that he's gone.
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pokemonmastercb Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
Yeah but now that he's gone what are they going to do about mayor Adam west in family guy right? i mean they'll either find a replacement voice actor or kill him off like they did brian.
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:iconjkrolak:
jkrolak Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Or he can just "lose" a reelection, be replaced due to term limits, or something similiar. It would be ironic if they were able to utilize another actor from the show as the new Mayor.
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pokemonmastercb Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2017
Yeah i guess so i mean or they could make it so he has a horrible accident and said accident caused his voice to sound different.
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