Stan Lee who gave us super-heroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther and X-Men has died in an LA hospital.
We woke up this morning to the sad news of Marvel’s genius Stan Lee, who created many superheroes have passed away. Stan Lee breathed his last on Monday, November 12 at age 95.
Stan Lee – The Legendary writer, editor and publisher of the most legendary comics characters including Spider-Man, X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and the Fantastic Four also brought the superheroes to the silver screen. Marvel changed the way we see superheroes and will be forever remembered for his work by old and young generations.
Stan Lee died early morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles.
Stan Lee began his career at the age of 17 as an assistant at Timely Comics, which eventually turned into Marvel Comics. He is credited for his experiment of bringing comic superhero’s to human superheroes.
Stan Lee received huge success with his first superhero movie “The Fantastic Four — Mister Fantastic”, which he teamed up with artist Jack Kirby. Following success, Stan Lee introduced whole lot of new superheros between 1961 and 1964 – Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men and Daredevil which became world popular.
Though Marvel is synonymous to Stan Lee, but there is a debate and controversy around Stan Lee’s legacy over Marvel. It seems Stan Lee stole the credit and fortune of 60s’ comic artist Jack Kirby and other devotees who truly shaped the Marvel’s superheros.
Lee portrayed himself as public image and driving force for Marvel by attending interviews, press conference which sidelined the work and efforts of artists Kirby and Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko. That doesn’t mean Lee was not a creative person. His creativity was involved in Hollywood’s highest grossing films Iron Man and Captain America, including latest Marvel film, Infinity War, earning over $1.5bn (£1.1bn).
As Marvel characters are famous world over, Celebrities and fans across social media are paying tribute to the late comic legend Stan Lee
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in Marvel’s X-Men.
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
Evangeline Lilly, Ant Man’s superhero partner, the Wasp, also shared a tribute on Twitter.
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
#liveon #StanLee pic.twitter.com/JRA2aRM3bG
— Evangeline Lilly (@EvangelineLilly) November 12, 2018
Tom Holland of Spider-Man and Captain America
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
Thank you Stan Lee for making people who feel different realize they are special.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) November 12, 2018
Thank u Stan Lee for everything.
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) November 12, 2018
Damn… RIP Stan. Thanks for everything. pic.twitter.com/TMAaDJSOhh
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 12, 2018
So sad to hear of the passing of Stan Lee. The king of comic book culture and the man who gave us our very own. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/Y7cuvAUZOi
— Backstreet Boys (@backstreetboys) November 12, 2018
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee created a universe where, if a character was beloved enough, they could never really die.
Now THAT’S thinking ahead.
Thanks for so much of my life. You’ll never not be in it.
— Joss Whedon (@joss) November 12, 2018
Tom Hardy from Marvel Studio’s latest movie Venom also shared a picture on his Instagram.
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Stan Lee and Dr. Seuss and Ray Bradbury. That’s where it begins and ends with me. To those of us who have been so deeply affected by the humanity of his imagination, the understanding of reaching beyond our potential and the necessity of tapping into our immeasurable imaginations, we thank you and are forever indebted. Rest In Peace Dear Stan. You made our time here a better one. #ripstanlee @robliefeld
Stan Lee is survived by his daughter J.C. His wife Joan died in 2017 at the age of 69 years.