By now you've heard the BEST Batman, Adam West, has passed away. In the 60's he made the TV Batman hugely successful. And his pop culture status as ICON has lasted, partially thanks to his role as the mayor on Family Guy. But mostly due to his level of awesome. See how he's listed in the phone book and you'll understand.

First, from our story about his death...

According to The Hollywood Reporter, West died Friday night in Los Angeles after a short battle with leukemia. He is survived by wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, while the family issued a moving statement:

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.


Adam West Honored On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
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I've mentioned many times I lived in Idaho for five years. I was in Twin Falls, ID, just 80 miles south of Ketchum, where Adam West and his wife lived. They ran a store in the little, but awesome boutique filled vacation home for hundreds of celebrities (right next to Sun Valley resort, where the celebs go to ski).

I was up there now and then, and have been the store, but never saw him. On my show, tho, I did everything I could to get him to call in. Why? Because he's Adam West! The deal was, if you could get him to call our show, you won a prize. And so did we!

He never called, but that's OK. I know he would have if he'd known we wanted him to. I've heard tons of stories from radio friends about asking, and Mr West jumping at the opportunity. the phone book.

Thanks to my friend, Heidi Helsley, for snapping these pics of the directory, and letting me share 'em. You gotta read 'em in order.

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