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Bat-Signal shines bright in honor of Adam West

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The Bat-Signal went up Thursday night in Los Angeles to honor beloved actor Adam West. (Source: KTLA via CNN) The Bat-Signal went up Thursday night in Los Angeles to honor beloved actor Adam West. (Source: KTLA via CNN)
In this Jan. 27, 1989, file photo, actors Adam West, left, and Burt Ward, dressed as their characters Batman and Robin, pose for a photo at the "World of Wheels" custom car show in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Elias, File) In this Jan. 27, 1989, file photo, actors Adam West, left, and Burt Ward, dressed as their characters Batman and Robin, pose for a photo at the "World of Wheels" custom car show in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Elias, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles became Gotham City Thursday night as the Bat-Signal shined bright at City Hall.

Hundreds of fans - some in costume - cheered as Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck turned on the Bat-Signal to honor the late Adam West.

The iconic circle of light with a bat-shaped silhouette glowed on the City Hall tower.

In Batman comics, movies and TV shows, the Bat-Signal is a spotlight with the shadow of Batman's winged emblem that is shown on the night sky to call for Batman's help.

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."

West died Friday at age 88.

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