Lenny B. Robinson, the Baltimore man who portrayed Batman and drove a black Lamborghini to visit sick kids, has died after breaking down on the side of the highway. He was 51.
After Robinson’s batmobile broke down, he got out of the car to see what was wrong, and that’s when another car hit the Lamborghini batmobile, which then struck and killed him.
Robinson’s Facebook page is full of uplifting stories and photos of his many good deeds dressed as one of DC Comics’ most iconic characters. He began visiting area hospitals as Batman in 2001, sometimes getting his teenage son Brandon to dress up as Robin. He told the Washington Post in 2012 that he paid $5000 for the batsuit and spends about $25,000 annually buying toys and memorabilia to hand out to the kids he visits. h/t fox13now
Robinson said at the time that it may sound cheesy but putting on the batsuit makes him be a better person.