The former film and television star was omitted from the Academys In Memoriam montage

Adam West, the actor best known for his appearances as Batman in the 1960s TV series, has not been remembered at the 2018 Academy Awards.

West, who gained a cult following for his eccentric portrayal of the superhero, died aged 88 of leukaemia last June. As well as his performances in the ABC series, which ran for three seasons from 1966 to 1968, West also starred in a number of animated films including Chicken Little, and had a regular voice role in the popular cartoon Family Guy.

West once said that he played Batman for laughs, but in order to do [that], one had to never think it was funny. You just had to pull on that cowl and believe that no one would recognise you.

Other names to have been omitted from the Oscars in memoriam segment included Texas Chainsaw Massacre director Tobe Hooper, veteran French actor Jean Rochefort, Alfie director Lewis Gilbert and femme fatale actor Peggy Cummins.

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