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Tributes Paid To The Legendary Stan Lee Who Passed At 95

Tributes Paid To The Legendary Stan Lee Who Passed At 95


It was announced that the iconic comic-book writer Stan Lee passed away at 95 this week. He helped create some of the most legendary characters that have ever graced the pages of comics, with the like of The Fantastic Four, X-Men, Captain America and Spider-Man to name a few. Stan Lee was once quoted as saying:

“I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realise: entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it, they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you’re able to entertain, you’re doing a good thing.”

He certainly brought joy and entertainment to millions around the world through his writing. With help from hugely talented artists such as Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko (who passed in June this year), they created engaging and iconic comics. They propelled into the mainstream in the 50’s & 60’s with Marvel (previously known as Timely Comics) thanks to their creations. A struggling Marvel almost went bust in the 90’s, and it was the sale of their iconic characters’ film rights to exterior studios that saved the company.

Now Marvel is one of the biggest properties in the world, owned by Disney and producing both comics and billion dollar movie franchises with the MCU. None of this could have been possible without the imagination of the one and only Stan Lee. 


In a flood of tributes from industry leaders, film stars and comic-book lovers, many paid tribute across the world. Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, said via a Marvel statement:

Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created. A super hero 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.”

MCU overseer Kevin Feige also said:

Stars that portrayed some of his legendary characters also joined in and honoured the comic-book legend.

DC Comics also paid tribute to Lee, saying:

Gone But Not Forgotten

Stan Lee will be remembered eternally for his contribution to comics, his frequent voice-overs and cameos in many of the Marvel movie and gaming franchises, as well as his love for entertainment. Our thoughts are with his surviving family.

To Stan Lee, EXCELSIOR!!