An American man who has been a Batman impersonator died after he was hit by a car in Hagerstown, Maryland.
- Leonard Robinson, 51, was known for visiting hospitalized children dressed as Batman.
According to report, Leonard Robinson was returning from a car show in Virginia when the incident occurred. He was struck by a Toyota Camry while he was checking the engine of his car and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Camry was not injured. Police say the crash is under investigation, but no charges have been filed.
Leonard Robinson spent more than 25,000 dollars of his own money on Batman-related items every year, including toys, T-shirts and books he gave away to children, report said. He was never charged in the 2012 incident that thrust him into the public spotlight, telling police he was on his way to cheer up children at a cancer ward in a nearby hospital.
The Bowie Baysox, a minor league Baseball team in Maryland said in twitter: “The Baysox offer heartfelt condolences to Lenny Robinson’s family. He appeared as Batman at the Baysox several times.”
Leonard Armond Robinson is an American comedian and actor. Originally from Danbury, Connecticut, Robinson has appeared in theaters nationwide including the Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Fringe Festival, and Studio Theatrein Washington, D.C.. He performs stand-up and long form improvisation in theaters and clubs in New York and Los Angeles. He has studied with Groundlings and Improv Olympicin Los Angeles and Wynn Handman Studios, the Actors Center, and Upright Citizens Brigade in New York.
Leonard was a series regular on MTV’s improvisation comedy show Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out and also its sister show Short Circuitz. He has also appeared in such independent films as American Crude, Filmic Achievement, or Au Pair Chocolat as well as 2005 blockbuster Mr. & Mrs. Smith. He is currently on the ESPN miniseries The Bronx is Burning, portraying Yankees outfielder Mickey Rivers. Robinson co-starred in the 2010 film Speed-Dating. He was also a highly skilled wrestler in high school winning numerous county and state titles.IMAGE/facebook