Adam West passed away at the age of 88 last month after battling leukaemia. Fans and members of the film and TV industry paid tribute to the legend via social media.
West was best known for playing Batman in the 1960s TV series but for a younger generation, he was Mayor Adam West, a hilarious, fictionalised version of himself. Family Guy creator and star Seth Macfarlane took to Twitter after West died and wrote:
“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.
“I am beyond fortunate to have to privilege of working with him, and he will be proudly missed by all of us. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have given, Mr. Mayor. You’re irreplaceable.”
Since then, the animated show has released a highlight reel of West’s appearances on the show throughout its many seasons. There’s so much comic gold here but there’s also something just a little bittersweet about hearing his distinct, iconic vocals again.