Hollywood just bid farewell to one of the biggest comic book legends to ever live – former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee. His family confirmed he passed away at the age of 95, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Stan Lee was a real-life superhero to comic book lovers around the world and co-created some of the most iconic characters whose adventures we’re following to this day. Spider-Man, Iron Man, the X-Men, and the Fantastic Four come to mind, but the list is pretty much endless. He made a cameo in each of Marvel movies, and waiting for his brief appearance was one of the essential parts of the watching experience.
Many Hollywood stars paid heartfelt tribute to Stan Lee after learning he passed away, including Chris Evans, who portrayed Captain America in several Marvel movies over the course of the last few years.
“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!” wrote Evans.
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
Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger also bid farewell to late legend and said he was as extraordinary as the characters he created.
“A superhero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain and to connect. The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart,” stated Iger.
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