Stan Lee, the amazing writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics whose legendary yet imperfect manifestations made him a genuine superhero to comic book lovers all around the world, has passed away. He was 95.
Lee, who started in the business in 1939 and made or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man, among endless characters, passed away yesterday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,
Lee’s last couple of years were turbulent. After Joan, his wife of 69 years, died in July 2017, he sued officials at POW! Entertainment — an organization he established in 2001 to create film, TV and computer game properties — for $1 billion claiming misrepresentation and fraud, at that point suddenly dropped the suit weeks later. He additionally sued his ex-business manager and petitioned for a restraining order against a man who had been dealing with his affairs. (Lee’s domain is evaluated to be worth as much as $70 million.) And in June 2018, it was uncovered that the Los Angeles Police Department had been researching reports of elder abuse against him.
All alone and through his work with regular artist-writer associates Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko and others, Lee took Marvel from a little endeavor to the world’s No. 1 publisher of comic books and, later, a multimedia giant.
In 2009, The Walt Disney Co. purchased Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, and most of the best earning superhero movies ever — driven by Avengers: Infinity War’s $2.05 billion worldwide take not long ago — have included Marvel characters.
In April 2014, Stan Lee told a hollywood reporter, “I used to think what I did was not very important. People are building bridges and engaging in medical research, and here I was doing stories about fictional people who do extraordinary, crazy things and wear costumes. But I suppose I have come to realize that entertainment is not easily dismissed.”
Lee’s fame and influence as the face and figurehead of Marvel, even in his nonagenarian years, remained considerable.
He worked tirelessly his whole life creating great characters for the world to enjoy. He wanted to inspire our imagination and for us to all use it to make the world a better place. His legacy will live on forever.
Let’s see how the Marvel comics fans react on the death of Stan Lee-
. @therealstanlee gave so much to this world and to me personally. He always had a smile on his face and so much positive energy. I’ll miss our lunches and our talks. Rest in love, Stan ❤❤❤🌥 #StanLeeForever pic.twitter.com/b2XbTWFRd8
— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) November 13, 2018
Today we all bow our heads in honor, respect and in remembrance for the man, the legend, the author, and Mr. Cameo, Stan Lee.
Thank you for your astonishing works, you have shaped not only mine but so many other’s childhoods and for that I am forever grateful.#StanLeeForever pic.twitter.com/hy4n53vgNA
— Leah Gil (@LocoEvolution14) November 12, 2018
Super hero movies will never be the same again without Stan Lee 😢 #StanLee #StanLeeForever pic.twitter.com/VE24VPZ9vU
— Mike✳ (@Mike_Fozz) November 13, 2018
God Bless ya Stan. ‘Nuf said!#StanLeeForever pic.twitter.com/M6hFkstD5F
— Brian Copeland (@BrianCopie) November 13, 2018
The beautiful family at @Marvel wishes daddy Stan Lee a wonderful trip up above ..Heaven will truly be entertained like never before. We will miss U here but ur legendary work will live on FOREVER. YOU are our True SUPERHERO! #RIPStanLee #Excelsior #RIPStanTheMan #StanLeeForever pic.twitter.com/TJcDdXtScN
— ArtToCanvas-Oversize (@ArtToCanvas) November 13, 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
Im really here crying over Stan Lee. 💔 this is heartbreaking. Rest In Peace. #StanLeeForever
— Chance Perez | IRL (@chanceperez) November 13, 2018
He opened our imaginations, brought limitless joy, and through his creations we could pretend to be something great and feel empowered. What a superpower. #StanLeeForever
— Anthony Carrigan (@Anth_Carrigan) November 13, 2018
Rip @TheRealStanLee. Words really can’t say enough about what a phenomenal genius Stan Lee was. The world has truly lost one of kind. #StanLeeForever #RIPStantheManLee #GOAT pic.twitter.com/uaCmNsEWp1
— Heavy Metal Magazine (@HeavyMetalInk) November 12, 2018
Yes, one person can make a difference…and what a difference @TheRealStanLee made in all of our lives through his creative genius, zest for life, and amazing humor. We all miss you so much, Stan. #StanLeeForever https://t.co/3r7NCxCGs4
— Veronica Taylor (@TheVeronicaT) November 12, 2018
RIP STAN LEE ONE OF THE MOST CREATIVE AND INSPIRING CREATORS OF ALL TIME….YOU MADE ME NEVER WANT TO GROW UP #StanLeeForever pic.twitter.com/1LCR8ggp4V
— jerry man (@Jerry45711489) November 12, 2018
I still can’t wrap my head around this. Marvel comics helped my growth as a teen looking for answers. I loved the diverse characters you created and how they had to face the same everyday choices I also had to make. I knew I wasn’t alone 😭😢
— Penis’ilola 😏 (@drngparody) November 13, 2018
#StanLeeForever Hero’s Don’t Die Forever In Our Hearts THANKYOU stanlee pic.twitter.com/dl2ws5n5Xx
— bouff daddy (@JohnMai70) November 13, 2018
There aren’t too many people who know a life without Stan Lee in it, his work will make sure no one ever has to, so thank you sir. #StanLeeForever pic.twitter.com/QMupKwQPF6
— Xolo Mariduena (@Xolo_Mariduena) November 13, 2018
Rest in Peace and thank you. You created the world I loved so much. We will not let you down. Thank you. Excelsior! #StanLeeForever pic.twitter.com/jHbAliDUJ5
— AshSeven (@Watermelon773) November 13, 2018
I wish someone would make a movie about Stan Lee and all the Marvel heroes would make a Cameo. #StanLeeForever pic.twitter.com/syNhPeiwqs
— Bhanu Partap Singh Jasrotia (@BpsJasrotia) November 13, 2018
RIP to a legend that made so many lives brighter and happier. He helped create a world SO many people adore and is one of the main reasons we’re all on stan twitter as friends. The role of importance he played in our lives will live on just as his stories will. #StanLeeForever pic.twitter.com/r3fiURIjIL
— bell⋆ (@spiderlingdaya) November 12, 2018
Wish the Time Stone was real.
Fare thee well, Legend.
Excelsior!#RestInPeaceStanLee #StanLeeForever pic.twitter.com/dSiq9qKL2K
— Saswata Mukherjee (@MBobbying) November 12, 2018
End of an era.
But certainly one of the greatest pop culture legacies ever.
I love thinking of him, Kirby, & Ditko racing in the cosmos.
Thanks Stan!#StanLeeForever https://t.co/XGpY0z2zPY
— Michael Allred (@AllredMD) November 12, 2018
One of a kind#StanLeeForever pic.twitter.com/CkXYx5wmnQ
— Seth Peterson (@sethpetersonla) November 12, 2018
Thank you for everything Stan Lee. Your visions and concepts made this world a brighter place. #RIPStanLee #StanLee #StanLeeForever
— Giorgio A. Tsoukalos (@Tsoukalos) November 12, 2018