(CNN) – Batmobile creator dies

(CNN)George Barris, the Batmobile creator whose talent for turning Detroit iron into decked-out automotive fantasies earned him the nickname “King of the Kustomizers,” has died. He was 89.

Barris died early Thursday morning, son Brett Barris said on Facebook.

George Barris, Batmobile creator and ‘King of the Kustom Cars,’ dies at 89

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