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Bat signal projected onto L.A.'s city hall in honor of Adam West

The city of Los Angeles paid tribute to the late actor Adam West on Thursday night by lighting up the bat signal and shining it against city hall.

West died Friday night at age 88 from leukemia. He played the Caped Crusader in the 1960s television series and movie, and although he appeared in other movies and television shows and performed voice work on animated series afterward, Batman was his most beloved role.

The bat signal grabbed the attention of citizens throughout Los Angeles, with thousands gathering downtown to watch it light up, see the Batmobile up close, and sing "nah nah nah nah nah nah nah Batman!" together. The Robin to West's Batman, Burt Ward, was at the lighting, and he said West wasn't "here physically, but he's here spiritually." Catherine Garcia