Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.
Lee was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee.
As the top writer at Marvel Comics and later as its publisher, Lee was widely considered the architect of the contemporary comic book. He revived the industry in the 1960s by offering the costumes and action craved by younger readers while insisting on sophisticated plots, college-level dialogue, satire, science fiction, even philosophy.
Millions responded to the unlikely mix of realistic fantasy, and many of his characters, including Spider-Man, the Hulk and X-Men went on to become stars of blockbuster films. Recent projects he helped make possible range from the films “Black Panther” and “Doctor Strange” to such TV series as “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Today we lost a legend. Rest in Peace Stan Lee, we will miss you. pic.twitter.com/IMIBTuzAH0
— Lost In History (@HistoryToLearn) November 13, 2018
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) November 12, 2018
Rest in peace, Stan Lee. The many worlds of imagination & delight you created for humanity will last forever.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 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
hey Stan Lee, thank you for you being a part of my dreams?pic.twitter.com/QMiI8EtXPx
— ? (@ULTIMATERPE) November 13, 2018
— ABC News (@ABC) November 13, 2018
— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) 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!" -Anthony Mackie (Falcon) on Stan Leehttps://t.co/BHEeoBwNzQ
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) November 13, 2018
"There will never be another Stan Lee." https://t.co/pcgLWYxD58
An early look at Tuesday's front page… pic.twitter.com/kMZpV0qORl
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) November 13, 2018
A true inspiration and a real life superhero.
— NVIDIA GeForce (@NVIDIAGeForce) November 13, 2018
Stan Lee pic.twitter.com/gW5A08WIuB
— Jean (@Jean15612732054) November 13, 2018
NEWS: Comic Book Legend Stan Lee Dead at 95
— Crunchyroll (@Crunchyroll) November 13, 2018
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R.I.P. Stan Lee. pic.twitter.com/HkWTV2jbQW
— National Post (@nationalpost) November 13, 2018
The world is mourning the death of Stan Lee, the man responsible for much of the Marvel Universe. pic.twitter.com/bvy8HMmFEp
— TMZ (@TMZ) November 13, 2018
— Nikko Ilham (@nikkoilham) November 13, 2018
— ESSENCE (@Essence) November 13, 2018
— Unvirtuous Abbey (@UnvirtuousAbbey) November 13, 2018
— ComicBook NOW! (@ComicBookNOW) November 13, 2018
You were on of my first heroes and gave me so many more. You took me on journeys and adventures across the Universe and let me know I wasn’t alone in it. ?? Rip Stan Lee — your stories will live on with us forever ? #StanLeeForever #ThankYouStan pic.twitter.com/s5Fb7h5YQT
— Jason Lewis (@JasonLewis) November 13, 2018
One of the most talented, extraordinary, and imaginative individuals that ever lived. RIP Stan Lee pic.twitter.com/Pt40BuyZTZ
— Bob AKA Robert (@BobTrek) November 13, 2018
My tribute to a legend. To a man who not only inspired me, but countless others. May your legacy live on, Stan Lee. pic.twitter.com/lTIeJihU17
— Brandon Santiago (@4BrandonJS4) November 13, 2018
Rest In Piece, Stan Lee! You will never be forgotten! pic.twitter.com/qQwJBmYgVl
— Aquaman Curry ?? (@Aquaman88) November 13, 2018
#EagleHonor – Mr. Stan Lee (RIP).
Thank you for your creative genius; allowing little boys and girls to dream big dreams and to believe in super hero! I believe it has helped me to always look for solutions. I bought this wall hanging on Saturday before hearing the news! pic.twitter.com/eAlRwG91Cu
— Andrew T. Carr (@AndrewTCarr) November 13, 2018
Decades spent showing the world that anyone can be a superhero, and now earning himself a well deserved rest.
— ⚡️ Kirsten Jacob (@kirstenzjacob) November 13, 2018
This is my small and simple homage to the great man that Stan Lee was and will be in my memory and in the memory of many fans thanks for everything Legend! pic.twitter.com/QyqdUsetUh
— André Gimenes (@AndreGimenesX) November 13, 2018
"For men must never feel a cause is hopeless– men must never feel an enemy cannot be beaten!" Stan Lee pic.twitter.com/L7FLGORECy
— Supersunika (@Supersunika) November 13, 2018
Thank you Stan Lee for putting magic into my childhood and inspiring me to make magic too pic.twitter.com/0AzHstJlzv
— Ethan Nichols (@artofethan) November 13, 2018
"You know, I guess one person really can make a difference." Stan Lee on Spiderman 3.
— バケx2/無視しないでください (@Thebakex2) November 13, 2018
Legends never die pic.twitter.com/EjfK9md79F
— Cokiwi (@coki_wi) November 13, 2018
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We lost a legend today everyone… I am sure that he would want us to pick up where he left off. Be the next stan lee. Keep the legacy of comics alive. We lost a legends today, but he created millions of potential legends to keep going. Thanks for everything you did Stan. We wont forget ya in 10000000 years. .RIP. . #rodgontheartist #doodles #sketches #drawings #sketch #art #sketching #cartoon #design #drawing #artwork #sketchbook #illustrator #illustration #doodleaday #pinup #animation #characterdesign #rodgon #zooks #coffeebreakdoodles #stanlee
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We lost a good one. What a man and what a life. Marvel’s original superhero and co-creator of IRON MAN, SPIDER-MAN, THE HULK, X-MEN etc. When I first broke into Hollywood, years ago he was so warm and welcoming to me – I’ll never forget it. He gave me very sage advice on navigating a career, that I’ll always carry. What a life he’s lived and how awesome that his imagination and universe creation impacted generations around the world. And for generations to come. Rest in love, my friend. #imagination #stanlee ? ? @hhgarcia41