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Bat-Signal to light up Los Angeles in tribute to Adam West

The Bat-Signal will shine over Los Angeles in tribute to the late Adam West, the actor best known for playing Batman in the 1960s television series.

City mayor Eric Garcetti says the Bat-Signal will be lit at LA's City Hall at 9pm on Thursday.

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

West died on Friday at the age of 88.

Mr 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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