George Barris, the designer of the iconic Batmobile from the Adam West starring 1960s TV show died at the age of 89, his son, Brett, announced on Facebook.
“Sorry to have to post that my father, legendary kustom car king George Barris, has moved to the bigger garage in the sky,” his son wrote. “He passed on peacefully in his sleep at 2:45 am. He was surrounded by his family in the comfort of his home. He lived his life they way he wanted til the end.”
Along with designing the Batmobile, Barris also designed K.I.T.T. from “Knight Rider,” the Green Hornet’s car, the “Beverly Hillbillies” jalopy, and the Munster Koach.
Because of his work George Barris will live on forever through his iconic creations that hit the big and small screen. Our condolences to his friends and family.