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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: Actor Adam West attends the Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Press Room at New York Comic-Con - Day 1 at Jacob Javits Center on October 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Adam West, best known for his role of the iconic TV superhero Batman, passed away Friday.

His family, in a statement, said that he had suffered from leukemia.

Born William West Anderson, he changed his name to Adam West after serving military service in the U.S. Army. We went on to Hollywood where he’d appear in TV shows including 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick, Bonanza and Bewitched before getting his soon-to-be typcast role on Batman.

American actors Burt Ward (left), as Robin, and Adam West, as Batman, ride in the Batmobile in a still from the television series, ‘Batman,’ c. 1967. (Photo by 20th Century Fox/Courtesy of Getty Images)

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