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R.I.P. Yvonne Craig aka Batgirl

08.19.2015

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Actress Yvonne Craig, best known for her role as Batgirl in the 60s Batman TV series, died this past Monday at age 78 from cancer.

She originally trained to be a ballet dancer before finding success in TV shows like The Man From U.N.C.L.E, McHale's Navy, and of course, Batman. That, coupled with her later role on Star Trek as the infamous green slave girl who wanted to kill Captain Kirk, permanently etched her in the minds of fans not only as a huge crush, but a woman of empowerment. In a few words from her family, they state that she wished, "no one waste a moment of their time in mourning for her loss in sadness but instead celebrate the awesome life she had been fortunate enough to live."

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It's funny to think that the Batman series only aired for three seasons from 1966 to 1968, as even for those of us who grew up after the fact usually carry some fond memories of its campy nature and over-the-top characters. Still, there's something special about a person who's contributed to the legend of Batman over the years, whether it be comic, show or film. As per Craig's wishes, she will most certainly be celebrated in that regard.

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9:36PM on 08/19/2015
That Bat Girl costume is insanely hot!
That Bat Girl costume is insanely hot!
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2:18PM on 08/19/2015
RIP.
Having said that, damn she looked hot as batgirl.
RIP.
Having said that, damn she looked hot as batgirl.
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12:13PM on 08/19/2015

She's doing the Batusi in a better place, void of all cancer and pain.

Cancer can go fuck a duck. I've lost too many people, friends and family and it just seems like its a growing epidemic instead of dying off like it should be.
Cancer can go fuck a duck. I've lost too many people, friends and family and it just seems like its a growing epidemic instead of dying off like it should be.
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1:30PM on 08/19/2015
Very well said... I agree it's like an epidemic more so than a disease. I lost my father to cancer on Christmas 2012 , and he had been fighting it since 2004, but after all the chemo and radiation, it just kept coming back as soon as you thought it was gone. I won't write too much about it but my dad introduced me to movies(Army of Darkness and Bruce Campbell will forever be flawless), especially horror movies, at such a young age and i'll always be forever grateful and I'll remember the good
Very well said... I agree it's like an epidemic more so than a disease. I lost my father to cancer on Christmas 2012 , and he had been fighting it since 2004, but after all the chemo and radiation, it just kept coming back as soon as you thought it was gone. I won't write too much about it but my dad introduced me to movies(Army of Darkness and Bruce Campbell will forever be flawless), especially horror movies, at such a young age and i'll always be forever grateful and I'll remember the good times. Heck, even in my early twenties me and him would go to the movie theatre every weekend. He used to check me out of school just to go see an early screening of Blade, Blade II, Pans Labyrinth, etc lol Every night after a basketball or football game, it was go time for a movie. I'll never have another movie buddy like that, it sucks but I know he was suffering so much and now he's in a better place.

Sorry for the rant or w/e you'd like to call it but regarding the beautiful Ms. Craig, rest in peace and you'll never be forgotten
6:13PM on 08/19/2015
Word, The Big C took my grandmother too. Cancer could eat a d*ck!
Word, The Big C took my grandmother too. Cancer could eat a d*ck!
11:05PM on 08/19/2015
My wife developed cancer late last year and I took her to the hospital and had it removed. Most people who develop cancer and get treatment do make full recoveries. The problem is that cancer care can be so prohibitively expensive that many people would rather die at home surrounded by loved ones than slowly wither away in a hospital until all their savings are gone and there is nothing left for the family.
My wife developed cancer late last year and I took her to the hospital and had it removed. Most people who develop cancer and get treatment do make full recoveries. The problem is that cancer care can be so prohibitively expensive that many people would rather die at home surrounded by loved ones than slowly wither away in a hospital until all their savings are gone and there is nothing left for the family.
11:45AM on 08/19/2015
I literally just read this news on BBC a couple of minutes ago. It's sad news. I used to watch 1960s Batman rerun growing up. Rest in peace, Ms. Craig.
I literally just read this news on BBC a couple of minutes ago. It's sad news. I used to watch 1960s Batman rerun growing up. Rest in peace, Ms. Craig.
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