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Holy tribute, Batman! Los Angeles to light the Bat Signal in memory of Adam West

Getty Images/Silver Screen Collection(LOS ANGELES) -- The Bat Signal will shine over Los Angeles in tribute to the late Adam West, the actor best-known for playing Batman in the campy 1960 television series.

West died Friday at age 88.

Mayor Eric Garcetti says the Bat Signal will be lit at LA's City Hall at 9 p.m. Thursday.

Perhaps it needs no explanation, but in the Batman comics, movies, and TV shows, the Bat Signal is a spotlight with the silhouette of Batman's winged emblem that's projected onto the clouds in the night sky to call for Batman's help.

Garcetti announced the event on Twitter and added the hashtag, #BrightKnight.

Batman is often referred to as the Dark Knight, but West's children said in a statement that he aspired to positivity and always saw himself as "The Bright Knight."

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