We regret to bring our readers the sad news about Yvonne Craig this morning, as the actress best known for her role as Batgirl, has died at the age of 78.
She died in her home in Pacific Palisades, California following her battle with breast cancer which metastasized to her liver, according to her official website.
Craig played Barbara Gordon in the Adam West version of Batman in the 1960s TV series, which was Batgirl’s first appearance outside of DC’s Comic Books. She was brought to the show in the third season to attract new viewers, as she was intended to appeal to idealistic young girls and “less high-minded older men.” She also played Marta, the green Orion Slave Girl who set out to kill Captain Kirk in a Star Trek episode. She also made appearances in various TV series over the years, including The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Fantasy Island and Mod Squad.
The family is planning for a private service, with no date set at the present time.