Stan Lee tributes pour in from Marvel stars following his passing
13 November 2018, 12:16 | Updated: 8 August 2019, 12:32
Our thoughts are with his friends and family...
Stan Lee has passed away at the age of 95.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the beloved writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics "died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles". The news comes just months after Stan revealed that he was diagnosed with pneumonia.
Stan first began working in comics in 1939 and went on to co-create characters including the likes of Spider-Man, the X-Men, Black Panther, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Ant-Man, Iron Man and Thor. Without him the Marvel Cinematic Universe would not exist and he was famous for making cameos in the films that his creations inspired.
In the wake of the news of his passing, fans and friends of Stan have reached out via social media to pay their respects to him and send their love and support to those closest to him. MCU stars including the likes of Tom Holland, Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth have all shared kind words about the pop culture icon and what he meant to them.
Here are just a few of the tributes.
There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 12, 2018
Saddened to learn about the passing of Stan Lee. From watching Marvel films with friends in college to having the privilege to take on one of his characters in @BlackPanther, Stan’s creative genius sparked my imagination & left me in awe. His legacy will carry on. #StanLeeForever pic.twitter.com/z6FEnv6tLv— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) November 13, 2018
Damn... RIP Stan. Thanks for everything. pic.twitter.com/TMAaDJSOhh— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 12, 2018
We’ve lost a creative genius. Stan Lee was a pioneering force in the superhero universe. I’m proud to have been a small part of his legacy and .... to have helped bring one of his characters to life. #StanLee #Wolverine pic.twitter.com/iOdefi7iYz— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 12, 2018
Rest in Peace Stan Lee— Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) November 12, 2018
Stan...more than a master of stories, you always seemed like a master of living. I will look to you for inspiration for the rest of my life. You live on. xoxo Your Wasp— Evangeline Lilly (@EvangelineLilly) November 12, 2018
#liveon #StanLee pic.twitter.com/JRA2aRM3bG
THANK YOU, @TheRealStanLee. You gave us characters that continue to stand the test of time and evolve with our consciousness. You taught us that there are no limits to our future as long as we have access to our imagination. Rest in power! #EXCELSIOR #StanLee #rip pic.twitter.com/hnSmnHIDln— Winston Duke (@Winston_Duke) November 12, 2018
His contribution to Pop Culture was revolutionary & cannot be overstated. He was everything you hoped he would be & MORE. I loved this man & will never stop missing him. They say you should never meet a childhood idol. They are wrong. #RIPStanTheMan pic.twitter.com/6OKH07ahJg— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 12, 2018
Thanks for everything Stan Lee! What a life, so well lived. I consider myself extraordinarily lucky to have gotten to meet you and to have played in the world you created.— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee. A gentleman and a genius. It was an honor to be a small part of his universe. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/iZNtQRRqKD— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) November 12, 2018
Onward and upward to greater glory! Excelsior! Good man, Excelsior! https://t.co/rXLCmk4uiS pic.twitter.com/oQ89AKfkao— Angela Bassett (@ImAngelaBassett) November 12, 2018
Today we lost one of the greats. @TheRealStanLee, you were a inspiration and superhero to us all. Thank you for contributing so much- and giving us all something to aspire to! 💚— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) November 12, 2018
Thank you @TheRealStanLee for the escape from this world & great joy inhabiting the ones you created!! You made so many believe in the good, the heroic, the villainous, the exciting, most of all, you were giving & gracious to us all. RIP— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) November 12, 2018
Sad, sad day. Rest In Power, Uncle Stan. You have made the world a better place through the power of modern mythology and your love of this messy business of being human... pic.twitter.com/x6yZ6ClNSX— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 12, 2018
“You know, I guess one person can make a difference” pic.twitter.com/aaY6RALtNz— Topher Grace (@TopherGrace) November 12, 2018
RIP Stan Lee ♥️ Thank you for everything. #excelsior pic.twitter.com/7EVB0sMz3Z— Jaimie Alexander (@JaimieAlexander) November 12, 2018
You were a man before your time... now it feels like you are gone before your time. RIP Stan the Man... thanks for the laughs and words of support. It’s a honor to live in your universe! #MarvelKnight pic.twitter.com/1TXdPqUB3x— Anthony Mackie (@AnthonyMackie) November 12, 2018
RIP to one of the greatest creative minds of our time. Thank you for such an incredible legacy and for giving us so many icons that will continue to live on long after you are gone. Goodbye #stanlee - we love you. pic.twitter.com/nxwI1YS3OT— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 12, 2018