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Adam West, star of the 1960’s Batman TV series has passed away at 88 due to leukemia. To many he is still viewed as the original and greatest Batman, not for his acting, but for the impact that his iteration of the character had on our childhoods. I, like many, grew up watching reruns of Batman every day as a kid. My brother and I would tie bedsheets around our necks and pretend to fight crime. We’d slide down “batpoles” at the playground. Every time we used our go cart we would start off with “Atomic batteries to power. Turbines to speed. Roger. Ready to move out.” In the years since he has had a long and successful career. I don’t know of many people who have made a voice acting career out almost exclusively out of playing themselves, but he did it. He may have played Catman on Fairly Odd Parents and spent years as Mayor West on Family Guy, but to those of us who donned bedsheets, he will always be the greatest man to ever wear the cowl, and the hero all of us wanted to be. RIP Adam West.