Adam West, the US actor best known as the star of the 1960s hit TV series Batman, has died aged 88. West
died peacefully in Los Angeles after a brief battle with leukaemia, a family spokesperson said.
His tongue -in-cheek portrayal of Batman and the superhero’s alter ego Bruce Wayne won a cult following. However, West later struggled to find acting work. He most recently played a character in the animated comedy Family Guy .