It was the “pinnacle of pop culture”, campy, comedic and fun to watch, Batman debuted at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, 1966, a Wednesday. There was a classic cliff hanger and the next episode aired the next night. Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel. Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin, the show lasted three seasons and 12o episodes before the network pull the plug. The damage was done—West was typecast as the iconic Batman for the rest of his career. According to the Hollywood Reporter “, he returned to voice his iconic character in such cartoons as The New Adventures of Batman, Legends of the Superheroes, SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show and The Simpsons, and Warner Bros.’ long-awaited DVD release of ABC’s Batman in 2014 brought him back into the Bat Signal’s spotlight.
In a statement on Facebook his family said ” “Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans’ lives. He was and always will be our hero,”