Adam West
Actor Adam West, who portrayed the title character in the 1960's television series "Batman," poses atop the original Batmobile used in the hit series during an appearance at the first annual RetroFest in Santa Monica, California, August 14, 1999. Reuters/ File photo

Los Angeles city honored late actor Adam West known for his iconic role as "Batman" in his 1960s ABC-TV series, Thursday by projecting one of the most iconic superhero symbols into the sky. the Sun reported. West, who became popular by playing the comic book superhero, died in Los Angeles on June 9 aged 88 after a battle with leukemia.

Mayor Eric Garcetti and police chief Charlie Beck lit the bat signal at the city hall Thursday at 9 p.m. (12 a.m. EDT), the Sun reported. Garcetti encouraged fans to turn up in batman costumes promising that they will witness special ‘bat guests.’

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The Bat Signal is a spotlight with a shadow of the batman’s winged emblem which is projected onto the sky to call for the caped crusader’s help. The signal originated in the DC comics strip, Batman movies, and TV shows.

Moreover, animated sitcom Family Guy will also pay tribute to West on Sunday. Fox channel will broadcast an old episode of the animated series featuring the late actor, Business Insider reported. The batman icon played the role of Mayor West for more than 100 episodes of the cartoon show.

Fox will also broadcast a special episode titled ‘The Dating Game,’ featuring West who wins an auction for an abandoned Medieval Castle Restaurant. Peter, a character in the Family Guy series, and his friends lose an auction to West in a bid to take over the restaurant. The episode was originally broadcasted in March.

Before starting with the episode, a special tribute card honoring West’s life, contributions to the show and achievements will be projected on the screen.

West worked with Family Guy since 2000 until this year. Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy paid tribute to the late actor on Twitter and said he was "irreplaceable." He said the series lost its mayor and he lost a friend. MacFarlane also said he was privileged to have worked with West.

Actor Burt Ward who played Robin alongside West’s Batman also paid tribute to the late actor saying the two enjoyed “an amazing friendship.”

“This is a wonderful man who I've spent 75% of the time on this earth working with, who has been a pleasure, just amazing talent, a great father, a great family man, a wonderful human being, just a lot of fun and I'm going to miss him incredibly. In fact, it's very difficult to really believe that the end has come," Ward told BBC Radio 5 Live.

Born in Walla Walla city, Washington, West began his career in the 1950’s. After his death, his family released a statement saying, “Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans' lives. He was and always will be our hero.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, West was surrounded by his wife, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren when he passed away.