In a sad turn of events out of Maryland, Lenny B. Robinson, who garnered attention on the internet a couple of years back after being pulled over in his black Lamborghini Gallardo dressed as Batman, was killed in a car accident along the I-70 Sunday night. Robinson would dress as the Dark Knight and visit children in hospital all across the country, handing out Batman books, bracelets and toys along the way.
According to The Washington Post, Robinson was returning from a car show in West Virginia when he experienced engine trouble and pulled over to the side of the road. He was checking the engine on his 1960s style Batmobile when a Toyota Camry slammed into the side of the car and hit Robinson. He was declared dead at the scene.
Robinson is being remembered by many as a caring, generous individual who genuinely loved making children happy. Laurie Strongin, creator of a Washington, D.C.-based charity Robinson would volunteer at, said Robinson was always willing to lend his time to the children and he was always a hit when he would visit.
“He made so many kids so happy,” Strongin said. “When I asked him to do anything, he always said yes.”
“He was magic.”