LA honours Adam West with Bat Signal

Bat Signal projected onto City Hall

A man poses in front of a Bat-Signal projected onto City Hall at a tribute to "Batman" star Adam West on Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Los Angeles has honoured Batman star Adam West by beaming the Bat Signal on the city hall tower.

Hundreds of fans - some in costume - cheered on Thursday night as mayor Eric Garcetti and police chief Charlie Beck turned on the iconic circle of light with a bat-shaped silhouette.

West played the Caped Crusader in the campy 1960s TV series and died last week at 88.

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.

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