Televison's "Batman" Adam West is dead at the age of 88. A representative of the actor said West died last night in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia.

Born in 1928 in Washington, actor Adam West got his start in Hollywood in the late 1950s. He soon landed what became his signature role in Batman, portraying the crime-fighting superhero during the popular TV show's run from 1966 to 1968.

West's career suffered a downturn as he battled typecasting issues, but he enjoyed a resurgence alongside the revival of the Batman franchise in the 1990s, and later delivered voiceover work for the animated sitcom Family Guy and the Disney feature Chicken Little.

West is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  (TTWN Media Networks Inc.)

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