For the past two years, Yvonne Craig had been battling breast cancer. Shortly before Christmas, it reached her liver, and even with surgeries to remove the tumors, her cancer spread. She died on Monday at her home in Pacific Palisades, surrounded by family.
According to her website, her “number one wish” …
… is that her family, friends and fans would know how much she loved them and always treasured her time with them.
Not only was Craig the Batgirl to Adam West’s Batman on the 1960s TV series, she was Marta, the green Orion Slave Girl in the third season of Star Trek. Along with appearances on many television shows like The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Mod Squad, she starred opposite Elvis Presley in It Happened at the World’s Fair and Kissin’ Cousins.
Gail Simone, who has been writing Barbara Gordon/Batgirl for more than a decade starting with DC’s Birds of Prey, tweeted about Craig’s passing.