Super Hero Legend Stan Lee Passes at 95

** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, MAY 2-5 **Stan Lee, 79, creator of comic-book franchises such as "Spider-Man," "The Incredible Hulk" and "X-Men," smiles during a photo session April 16, 2002, in his office in Santa Monica, Calif. Lee, who has a minor role in the upcoming Sony Pictures film "Spider-Man," opening in May, has weathered financial trouble in recent years. Now, a new wave of filmmakers are turning to Lee's superheroes for big-budget adventure movies. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

** ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, MAY 2-5 **Stan Lee, 79, creator of comic-book franchises such as “Spider-Man,” “The Incredible Hulk” and “X-Men,” smiles during a photo session April 16, 2002, in his office in Santa Monica, Calif. Lee, who has a minor role in the upcoming Sony Pictures film “Spider-Man,” opening in May, has weathered financial trouble in recent years. Now, a new wave of filmmakers are turning to Lee’s superheroes for big-budget adventure movies. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Superheroes and Hollywood figures alike took to social media on Monday to pay tribute to comic book legend Stan Lee, who died on Monday at age 95. Lee co-created iconic Marvel superheroes including Black Panther, Thor, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and X-Men.

Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger said, “Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created. A superhero 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.”

Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn also honored Lee’s legacy saying, “It’s impossible to overstate Stan’s influence on popular culture. I was able to get to know Stan over these past several years through his work with Marvel Studios, and was always impressed by his irrepressible energy and vitality. We’ve lost a true creator. My thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”

“Thor” actor Chris Hemsworth shared an image of Lee in Thor’s traditional helmet while holding Mjolnir. “RIP my friend.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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