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R.I.P. Lorenzo Semple Jr.

Today is a sad day in Batman history. Lorenzo Semple Jr., creator of the 1960s Batman television series, has passed away. Mr. Semple was 91 when he passed away today, a day after his birthday.

Scott Feinberg of the Hollywood Reporter had this to say about the cultural icon’s life and death:

Lorenzo Semple Jr., the creator of the campily classic Batman TV series who went on to craft such big-screen paranoid thrillers as The Parallax View and Three Days of the Condor – though he would be replaced on both films — has died. He turned 91 on Thursday.

The screenwriter died Friday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, his daughter Maria Semple — the novelist and Emmy-nominated comedy writer-producer who has worked on such series as Mad About YouSuddenly Susan and Arrested Development – told Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter.

You can read the full Hollywood Reporter article here.

Lorenzo Semple Jr. will be missed dearly, he was an important figure in the Batman community. As campy as it was I loved Lorenzo’s Batman television series and the movie that came with it. To many a fan Adam West will always be the quintessential Batman.

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