One of my absolute enduring memories from childhood will be the Batman TV show. I had the 'movie' on betamax and replayed it until the tape was ropey and I remember my first real 'nerd/geek anger came from the shows being shown out of order, knowledge gained from my episode guide in Look-In magazine, and Saturday morning UK TV even dropping some episodes because they had less well known villains. West's voice, his confidence, his demeanour, his Batman - to me, as a young boy - shaped how I thought heroes should always be. While he wasn't the cartoon Batman I grew to feel was mine, he was my first, and your first Batman is always something incredibly special.
RIP Master West