On June 9, 2017, Adam West passed away. Known as the star of Batman, as an honor to his late memory, Family Guy will be airing the final episodes that West recorded prior to his death. Steve Callaghan, the executive producer of the show, confirmed these plans to air the final appearances of West.
“He’s such an integral part of the series that it never even occurred to us to take that out.” He told Entertainment Weekly.
“I would almost feel like that was somehow not properly honoring him. I think the proper way to honor him is to keep the character in the show.” He added.