According to a number of recent reports, including a story by The Hollywood Reporter, the Los Angeles City Hall will be displaying the iconic "Bat-Signal" -- the bat-shaped skylight known to DC Comics fans as the definitive call-to-arms for the beloved Dark Knight -- in honor of recently deceased actor Adam West, who starred as the original Batman in the famous 1960s television series.
This memorial event will be held at L.A.'s City Hall at 9pm on Thursday, June 15. Commissioning the event will be Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck.
West, who also had reoccurring roles in recent shows like Family Guy as Mayor Adam West and The Fairly Odd Parents as Catman, received an overwhelming amount of support from friends and colleagues he obtained over his seven-decade career.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane took to Twitter to offer an emotional tribute to the late actor. “Adam West was a joy to work with, and the kind of guy you always wanted to be around," MacFarlane wrote. “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.”
According to a guest column of The Hollywood Reporter written by West's Batman co-star Burt Ward, West was proud of his Batman legacy. "People always asked Adam if he felt like he’d been typecast, if Batman had hurt his career. But I know he loved it. He loved being a star," Ward wrote.
This Thursday's bat-signal ceremony is open to the public, but, for those who can't attend, West's family is encouraging fans to donate to the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and to Camp Rainbow Gold, a charity for children fighting cancer.