Comic book genius Stan Lee has passed away at the age of 95.
The writer, editor, and publisher co-created iconic characters such as Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man.
According to reports, he was rushed to the hospital from his home in LA but the cause of death has not been released yet.
During his long career, he has given us so much to cherish and fantasize about. Known for making cameos in almost all Marvel movies, he is the reason why we love superheroes so much.
"I love what I do. If I had to do anything else, I'd be miserable."
- Stan Lee
Reactions are pouring in, from the world over, to mourn the death of their beloved real-life superhero.
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
Thank you Stan Lee for making people who feel different realize they are special.— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) November 12, 2018
Rest easy, Stan Lee. I’ve said this before of others, but this is especially true for me today: it is the people that give you the permission to be weird who you miss the most. I cannot imagine my own imagination without his creative influence. https://t.co/9oFER3ZAvf— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) November 12, 2018
comic books were my gateway as both a reader and writer. Stan Lee created worlds for me as a young Black kid growing up in the Bronx, to feel both seen and valued, with characters rich in nuance and layers.Stan Lee did as much for the literary world as anyone living or dead.— Joel Leon. (@JoelakaMaG) November 12, 2018
This man led a generation of nerds into a new light where being a nerd was cool. He helped show so many people that it is ok to be yourself, and to never be ashamed of what you enjoy. He was a hero to many, and the hero’s he created will serve as his legacy. RIP Stan Lee. pic.twitter.com/WiXjVD8iPE— Amar Adatia (@amaradatia) November 12, 2018
You gave us the gift of imagining worlds that are bigger and brighter and far more fantastical than the world we inhabit now.Thank you Stan Lee. RIP. ✨— Ryan Knight 🇺🇸 (@ProudResister) November 12, 2018
Thank you for giving us a world full of wonders. You were a real-life superhero. May you rest in peace.