Los Angeles: Condolences poured in from all quarters for Stan Lee, the co-creator of Marvel comics after he passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 95. “I owe it all to you,,,Rest In Peace Stan…#MCU #Excelsior #legend #rip #stanlee #TeamStark” Robert Downey Jr., famous for playing Lee’s character Iron Man onscreen, posted on Instagram minutes after the news broke out.
Chris Evans, who played Captain America and Human Torch in the Fantastic Four movies, tweeted, “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!!”
“Damn… RIP Stan. Thanks for everything,” Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds tweeted.
“No one has had more of an impact on my career and everything we do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee. Stan leaves an extraordinary legacy that will outlive us all. Our thoughts are with his daughter, his family, and his millions of fans. #ThankYouStan #Excelsior!” president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige condoled on Twitter.
Sebastian Stan, known for his onscreen role as the Winter Soldier in the Captain America movies, wrote, “Thank you great legend. You will be missed. I wouldn’t be here without you.”
Onscreen Wolverine Hugh Jackman also paid his tribute to the comic genius, and tweeted, “We’ve lost a creative genius. Stan Lee was a pioneering force in the superhero universe. I’m proud to have been a small part of his legacy and …. to have helped bring one of his characters to life. #StanLee #Wolverine.”
Quoting Lee’s daughter, J.C., TMZ reported that an ambulance was rushed to his Hollywood Hills home on Monday morning (local time), following which he was taken to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he breathed his last. The creator of Black Panther, Spider-Man, Iron Man, The Avengers and The Incredible Hulk amongst an array of well-loved superheroes, Lee had started Marvel comics with Jack Kirby in 1961 with ‘Fantastic Four’. He also made cameo appearances in all of the Marvel movies.
He had suffered major medical ailments over the last year. Lee is survived by his daughter. His wife, Joan, died in 2017.