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Comic-Con honors late ‘Batman’ Adam West

SAN DIEGO -- At Comic-Con International Thursday night, hundreds packed the San Diego Convention Center to pay tribute to Adam West.

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West, who died last month of leukemia, played his premiere role as millionaire Bruce Wayne and superhero Batman in the 1960s television series.

Writer-director Kevin Smith told the audience West defined his childhood and gave him a moral compass.

"Everything I learned about being good I learned from watching Adam West play the Bright Knight," Smith said.

Lee Meriwether, the actress who played Catwoman, called West a "class act."

"Funny, always funny and just a sheer delight," Meriweather said.

West, who saw a career revival as Mayor Adam West for FOX's comedy series "Family Guy," was featured on more than 100 episodes between 2000 and 2017. Thursday night, the series shared a highlight reel of West's most memorable moments.

"Family Guy" actor Ralph Garman said he couldn't believe the man he grew up idolizing became a real friend.