Celebrities react to West’s death at age 88


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celebrities react to the death of actor Adam West, who died late Friday at age 88.

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“Stellar, exemplar, a king to the end. He was bright, witty and fun to work with. I will miss him in the physical world and savor him always in the world of imagination and creativity. He meant so much to people – A friend said: ‘The father that we wanted.’ That is a great gift, no matter how you live it.” — Acrtress Julie Newmar, who played Catwoman to West’s Batman, in a statement.

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“My childhood hero & still my favorite Batman. RIP Adam West. #pow” — Filmmaker Leslye Headland on Twitter.

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“Rest in Peace Adam West. We met once in 1987 and I was too embarrassed and too foolishly “cool” to tell you what you meant to my childhood.” — Author Neil Gaiman on Twitter.

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“Sad to hear of Adam West’s passing. A legend as Batman but also, Ty Lookwell.” — Elijah Wood on Twitter.

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“Holy heartbreak Batman. Adam West was a big part of my childhood. We were acquaintances in my adulthood. A wonderful man who will b missed.” — Jamie Lee Curtis on Twitter.

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“RIP Adam West. First person I saw who was funny, badass & cool all at once.” — actor Kumail Nanjiani? on Twitter.

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“Oh Batman my Batman! I’m standing on my chair to honor #adamwest – the man whose portrayal of costumed justice made me wanna be a good person when I was a boy. The #adamwestbatman was my first Batman at age 4. His performance was campy to most, but to me, that’s how true heroes spoke… He was pure love and joy. He remained my hero, even in adulthood, as well as a real life role model for interacting with fans.” — Filmmaker Kevin Smith on Instagram.

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“Noooo… not Adam West! What a good man! #genuine #kind” — LeVar Burton on Twitter.

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“Rest In Peace To The Legend To The Original Hero, Adam West thank You We Love You. #Batman” — Actor Jaden Smith on Twitter, accompanied by a photo of himself as a child wearing a Batman T-shirt.

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“‘Family Guy’ has lost its mayor and I have lost a friend. Adam West was a joy to work with, and the kind of guy you always wanted to be around. 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… Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have given, Mr. Mayor. You’re irreplaceable.” — “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane on Twitter.

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