The Bat-signal shining on Los Angeles’ City Hall. All Images: Jesse Grant, Getty Images for DC Entertainment

After playing Batman on television, Adam West became more than just a mere actor. He was the definitive version of the character for almost half a century, and that made him truly larger than life. In honor of that talent and impact, the city of Los Angeles held a beautiful and fitting tribute Thursday night.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Department Chief Charlie Beck lit a ceremonial Bat-signal at City Hall Thursday night to celebrate West. Here are some photos of the event.

The scene at City Hall.
Burt Ward, who played Robin opposite West, with a Batmobile.
Ward with DC’s Jim Lee.
Ward and LA mayor Eric Garcetti admiring the signal.

Not many actors get a tribute like that, but West absolutely more than deserved it.

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