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Batman Adam West 'deeply saddened' by Batgirl Yvonne Craig’s death

Catwoman Julie Newmar pays tribute to Yvonne Craig, who died of breast cancer.

Catwoman Julie Newmar and Batman Adam West mourn Yvonne Craig,

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Batman actor Adam West is mourning the death of actress Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl alongside him and Burt Ward (Robin) on the iconic 1960s television series.
West, 86, took to social media to express his grief and post a touching picture of him and Craig taken on the set of the show.
“I was deeply saddened for us to lose Yvonne. It was too soon. She always brought humor and a fine attitude to our stage,” he recalled on Facebook.
“She was a joy to work with. A good person,” he continued,
“My heartfelt condolences to Yvonne's family. We will miss her.”


Julie Newmar, one of several actresses to play the arch-enemy of Team Bat, also posted a tribute.
“I am greatly saddened. She IS a classy lady. She IS loved by everyone,” Newmar said on her Facebook page.
Actor William Shatner tweeted: “As Batgirl she was one of America’s sweethearts.”


Craig played the memorable green-skinned Orion slave girl Marta opposite Shatner’s Kirk in a 1968 episode of the original Star Trek television series.

Craig’s family announced Tuesday night that she had succumbed to her brave two-year battle against breast cancer.
Craig was 78.


I was deeply saddened for us to lose Yvonne. It was too soon. She always brought humor and a fine attitude to our stage....

Posted by Adam West on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

John A. Oswald is editor-at-large at Metro and can be found on Twitter@nyc_oz.
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