Mayor Eric Garcetti, addressed the "citizens of Gotham", which no doubt pleased all those keen Batman fans out there. DC Comics and Los Angeles are teaming up to shine a Bat-signal in the sky on Thursday evening as an ode to the the former Dark Knight. Many fans and celebrities, including current Batman Ben Affleck, have already paid their respects on Twitter, referring to West as "My Batman". He had homes in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, but he and his wife, Marcelle, spent most of their time at their ranch near Sun Valley, Idaho.
While West had an acting career that spanned decades, he was best known, and most loved, for his iconic role as the title character in the Batman TV series from 1966.