Lenny B. Robinson, who gained viral fame in 2012 after a police dash camera recording him being pulled over in his Lamborghini wearing the Batman costume he donned when visiting terminally ill children, was killed Sunday night near Hagerstown, Maryland.
Authorities say the 51-year-old Robinson had pulled off the road due to engine trouble at about 10:30 PM when his vehicle was hit by a Toyota Camry, sending Robinson’s own vehicle into him. Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash is under investigation; no charges have been filed.
Robinson, a father of two teenage sons, had built up and sold a cleaning business he’d started in his teens and had dedicated the past several years of his life to cheering up seriously ill children, making thousands of hospital visits in his Batman costume and driving a black Lamborghini. He later bought a for-real Batmobile to make the trips; it is unknown at this time what he was driving when the fatal accident took place.
A documentary about Robinson and his work had just been completed.
Donations in Robinson’s name can be made at Super Heroes For Kids.