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.”
— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) November 13, 2018
— Mads Mikkelsen Official (@theofficialmads) November 13, 2018
Some people say comic books are silly. That they just don’t get why people are so into them. Now im beginning to think they should be required reading for our children. It may make us more loving and tolerant adults. We need it✊#weareallone #stanlee #inspirational #alwaysforward pic.twitter.com/yFNhN4WCau
— Mike Colter (@realmikecolter) November 13, 2018
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) November 12, 2018
What a man. What a life.
When I first broke into Hollywood, he welcomed me with open arms and some very sage advice I’ll forever take to heart.
A true icon who impacted generations around the world.
Rest in love, my friend. #imagination #stanlee 💫 pic.twitter.com/dw3FXMgyHp
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 12, 2018
Thank you #StanLee for the many gifts you shared with us all. Your storytelling, your characters and your creative genius. We’re honoured to have played a part in bringing some of your life’s work to the big screen. pic.twitter.com/3lYMa40h37
— MPC Film (@MPC_Film) November 13, 2018