Pat Hingle, known to many for his appearance in the 1990s Batman series of films as Commissioner Gordon, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2008 following a long battle with blood cancer. The Press Association reports that Hingle, 84, passed away in his home in Carolina Beach.

A family spokesperson says that Hingle had been diagnosed with myelodysplasia in November 2006. Hingle had lived in Carolina Beach since 1986. He settled in the town in North Carolina after completing filming of Maximum Overdrive.

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Hingle's career in film and television spanned six decades, and in that time he received a Tony Award nomination in 1958. Hingle's last film appearance was in 2006's Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.