Stan Lee photo from Phoenix Comicon 2014 by Bob Leeper
Stan Lee, a human Marvel who made comic books what they are today and made cameo appearances in many Marvel Studios movies based on his creations, died Monday at the age of 95.
Celebrity gossip site TMZ was first to report the sad news.
Reaction from the world of pop culture and beyond was swift and unanimous in mourning and tribute:
— BBC America (@BBCAMERICA) November 12, 2018
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) November 12, 2018
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
— Elvira (@TheRealElvira) November 12, 2018
Thank you Stan Lee for making people who feel different realize they are special.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) November 12, 2018
"And now, until we meet again, may the blessings of Asgard be showered upon you!" – Stan Lee, Balder the Brave
Thank you for sharing your genius and your heart with the world, Stan. pic.twitter.com/uMjipTmyY6
— Geoff Johns (@geoffjohns) November 12, 2018
— Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (@AgentsofSHIELD) November 12, 2018
I just learned that Stan Lee has died at age 95. He was one of my very few real world heroes. Rest in glory, Stan! pic.twitter.com/UJ0qo3Aka3
— Ken St. Andre (@Trollgodfather) November 12, 2018
— Agent Carter (@AgentCarterTV) November 12, 2018
He was a friend. When we were afraid, he gave us strength. When we were alone, he gave us a family. He may be gone, but his teachings live on through us, his students. Wherever we may go, we must carry on his vision. And that is a vision of a world united. RIP Stan Lee pic.twitter.com/ieicZNWzWr
— Rebecca Romijn (@RebeccaRomijn) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee impacted us all in such a major way, and not just by bringing us epic stories. Superheroes have taught us so much about morality and empathy; what is right, and what is wrong. Thank you, Stan Lee, for providing amazing role models for so many generations. #Excelsior pic.twitter.com/7xThJDkYr2
— Chloe Dykstra (@skydart) November 12, 2018
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) 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
Rest in peace, Soldier.
Comic book creator @TheRealStanLee has passed away at the age of 95. Lee served in the #USArmy Signal Corps during WWII from 1942-1945. We are deeply grateful for his service to our country and for his tremendous support to servicemembers. #Excelsior! pic.twitter.com/P9tdwoxxx2
— U.S. Army (@USArmy) November 12, 2018
Multimedia: Stan Lee at Phoenix Comicon 2014:
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