"I am devastated at the loss of one of my very dearest friends", said Ward, who played Robin to West's Batman in the 1960's TV series.
Fans and celebrities paid tribute Saturday to Adam West to honor the veteran actor renowned for bringing the caped crime fighter to life in the classic 1960's "Batman" TV series.
West had also provided his voice talents on Family Guy and Seth Green, who worked with him on the show and on Robot Chicken said that West was a "true hero".
He also made cameos as himself on USA sitcoms 30 Rock and The Big Bang Theory.
It's fair to say Batman has worn a number of masks since the character launched almost eight decades ago; it's also fair to say that few - if any - have proved as lasting as West's portrayal.
West was surrounded by his wife, Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren at the time of his death. The "Batman" TV show aired from 1966 to 1968 and a feature-length movie was released in 1966. Played with a similar zany abandon, West was a key part of setting the tone for the show. "And I think that with each succeeding generation, the kids can watch with their parents or grandparents, and the kids grow up remembering the show well". Farewell, Adam West. You are already missed. Ben Affleck, who recently donned the cowl in Batman vs. Superman, thanked West for "showing us all how it's done".
We at EF were great fans of Adam West and our honest condolences go out to his friends, family and loved ones at this very sad time.
However, West later struggled to find acting work.
In April 2012, West received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.