Celebrities supply their thanks, remembrances and condolences within the demise of Marvel legend Stan Lee, who died Monday at age 95.
“Thank you, Stan, for making me not only the boy I was but also the man I am today. You had great power and you always used it responsibly, fostering billions of dreamers who all know your name — a name written in the stars for all time. You were not just the literary titan of comic books, you were our modern day Mark Twain. I will miss you all my days, my friend and hero. Excelsior forevermore.” — Filmmaker, comedian guide devotee and Stan Lee pal Kevin Smith, by way of Instagram.
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That is how I’ll all the time see you, @therealstanlee: as our benevolent chief and king, smiling down out of your everlasting throne on the generations of imaginations you fed and impressed. You have been the primary creator whose voice I knew earlier than I’d ever truly heard it. You dreamed up a few of my favourite trendy myths and created characters that instilled in me an ethical barometer, educating me proper from flawed and displaying me it’s all the time higher to be a hero as an alternative of a villain. Your characters represented us: sure, that they had extraordinary, unbelievable talents, however they have been additionally reflections of a world we knew, the place a Spider-Man is basically only a boy who needs to assist. You confirmed me how to work together with the viewers everytime you stepped onto Stan’s Soapbox to attain out to the readers. You confirmed me how to advocate for my area past the precise artwork itself everytime you tub thumped for comedian books outdoors of the medium. It was by no means sufficient for you to merely make a comic book since you have been a real salesman at coronary heart. So that you not solely bought comics, you bought me *on* comics – a lot in order that I constructed a life and profession round your goals and beliefs. Whenever you did Mallrats with us, you not solely made a lifelong fan’s dream come true, you additionally lent me comedian e-book credibility that I nonetheless get to spend in the present day. And whether or not it was for @comicbookmenamc or @yogahosers, every time I requested to borrow your warmth once more, you have been all the time there for me with a smile. Your love story with Joanie and your lengthy, pleased marriage all the time shined for instance of what I needed for my private life. I lengthy admired (and emulated) your kindness and endurance and humorousness when coping with your public. Outdoors of my mother and father, you have been the one grownup who gave me probably the most helpful life expertise I nonetheless use at the moment. Thanks, Stan, for making me not solely the boy I used to be but in addition the person I’m at the moment. You had nice energy and also you all the time used it responsibly, fostering billions of dreamers who all know your identify – a reputation written within the stars all the time. You weren’t simply the literary titan of comedian books, you have been our modern-day Mark Twain. I’ll miss you all my days, my good friend and hero. Excelsior forevermore. #KevinSmith #StanLee
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“I owe it all to you… Rest In Peace Stan… #MCU #Excelsior #legend #rip #stanlee #TeamStark” — “Iron Man” actor Robert Downey Jr., by way of Instagram.
“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” — “Wolverine” actor Hugh Jackman, by way of Twitter.
We’ve misplaced a artistic genius. Stan Lee was a pioneering drive within the superhero universe. I’m proud to have been a small a part of his legacy and …. to have helped deliver one in every of his characters to life. #StanLee #Wolverine pic.twitter.com/iOdefi7iYz
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 12, 2018
“Stan Lee. A gentleman and a genius. It was an honor to be a small part of his universe. Rest In Peace.” — Kat Dennings, by way of Twitter.
Stan Lee. A gentleman and a genius. It was an honor to be a small a part of his universe. Relaxation In Peace. pic.twitter.com/iZNtQRRqKD
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) November 12, 2018
“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!!” — “Captain America” actor Chris Evans, by way of Twitter.
There’ll by no means be one other Stan Lee. For many years he offered each younger and previous with journey, escape, consolation, confidence, inspiration, power, friendship and pleasure. He exuded love and kindness and can depart an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 12, 2018
“RIP Stan. Thanks for everything.” — “Deadpool” actor Ryan Reynolds, by way of Twitter.
Rattling… RIP Stan. Thanks for every thing. pic.twitter.com/TMAaDJSOhh
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 12, 2018
“Stan Lee’s imagination helped spawn a universe of characters that inspired both kids and adults around the world for generations. He has become the driver of an incredible lasting legacy for our modern pop culture mythology.” — Marvel cinematic universe administrators and brothers Anthony and Joe Russo, in a press release.
“Onward and upward to greater glory! Excelsior! Good man, Excelsior!” — “Black Panther” actress Angela Bassett, by way of Twitter.
Onward and upward to higher glory! Excelsior! Good man, Excelsior! https://t.co/rXLCmk4uiS pic.twitter.com/oQ89AKfkao
— Angela Bassett (@ImAngelaBassett) November 12, 2018
“Thank you Stan Lee for making people who feel different realize they are special.” — Seth Rogen, by way of Twitter.
Thanks Stan Lee for making individuals who really feel totally different understand they’re particular.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) November 12, 2018
“I was first interviewed for Stan Lee’s obituary about 20 years ago. I was happy he defied the reaper and carried on. With Stan gone, an era really does come to an end. He was the happy huckster that comics needed. And he really did alliterate like that when you talked to him.” — Neil Gaiman, by way of Twitter.
I used to be first interviewed for Stan Lee’s obituary about 20 years in the past. I used to be pleased he defied the reaper and carried on. With Stan gone, an period actually does come to an finish. He was the completely satisfied huckster that comics wanted. And he actually did alliterate like that once you talked to him.
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) November 12, 2018
“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.” — Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige, by way of Twitter.
Nobody has had extra of an influence on my profession and all the things we do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee. Stan leaves a unprecedented legacy that may outlive us all. Our ideas are together with his daughter, his household, and his tens of millions of followers. #ThankYouStan #Excelsior!
— Kevin Feige (@Kevfeige) November 12, 2018
“Thank you Stan Lee. For your service in protecting our freedom and for your creativity and imagination! You were and will always be a SUPER HERO!” — Jamie Lee Curtis, by way of Twitter.
Thanks Stan Lee. On your service in defending our freedom and on your creativity and creativeness! You have been and can all the time be a SUPER HERO! pic.twitter.com/d1qpuImyzQ
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) November 12, 2018
“To Stan Lee: Thank you for making my childhood so much more exciting with your astonishing superhero characters. Thank you for inspiring me to think and dream big. Thank you for the Hulk, Thor, Fantastic Four and many others. You will be sadly missed. RIP.” — Gene Simmons, by way of Twitter.
To Stan Lee: Thanks for making my childhood a lot extra thrilling together with your astonishing superhero characters. Thanks for uplifting me to assume and dream massive. Thanks for the Hulk, Thor, Unbelievable 4 and lots of others. You may be sadly missed. RIP.
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) November 12, 2018
“I was a happy little boy lost in the sanctuary of my Spider-Man comic books, collecting ‘em, savoring each one, the piles of comics stacked high next to my bed. Thank you Stan Lee, what a creative whirlwind, wow. Rest In Peace in the divine. What an honor it was to help bring one of your characters to life with my scratchy little voice.” — Flea of the Pink Scorching Chili Peppers, who voiced Curler Man in “Stan Lee’s Mighty 7,” by way of Instagram.
“You gave us characters that continue to stand the test of time and evolve with our consciousness. You taught us that there are no limits to our future as long as we have access to our imagination. Rest in power! #EXCELSIOR #StanLee #rip.” — “Black Panther” actor Winston Duke, by way of Twitter.
THANK YOU, @TheRealStanLee. You gave us characters that proceed to stand the check of time and evolve with our consciousness. You taught us that there are not any limits to our future so long as we now have entry to our creativeness. Relaxation in energy! #EXCELSIOR #StanLee #rip pic.twitter.com/hnSmnHIDln
— Winston Duke (@Winston_Duke) November 12, 2018
“His contribution to Pop Culture was revolutionary & cannot be overstated. He was everything you hoped he would be & MORE. I loved this man & will never stop missing him. They say you should never meet a childhood idol. They are wrong. #RIPStanTheMan.” — Marvel animated universe alum and “Star Wars” star Mark Hamill, by way of Twitter.
His contribution to Pop Tradition was revolutionary & can’t be overstated. He was every part you hoped he can be & MORE. I liked this man & won’t ever cease lacking him. They are saying you must by no means meet a childhood idol. They’re improper. #RIPStanTheMan pic.twitter.com/6OKH07ahJg
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 12, 2018
“He lives forever through his work. What a giant. With great power comes immortality.” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, by way of Twitter.
He lives eternally by means of his work. What an enormous.
With nice energy comes immortality. pic.twitter.com/t395qw9H0L
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 12, 2018
“Born before Edwin Hubble discovered the expanding universe, he ultimately created an expanding universe of his own – one of scientifically literate superheroes such as Spider-Man , The Hulk, Iron Man, & Black Panther. Stan Lee RIP: 1922 – 2018” — Neil deGrasse Tyson, by way of Twitter.
Born earlier than Edwin Hubble found the increasing universe, he finally created an increasing universe of his personal – one among scientifically literate superheroes akin to Spider-Man , The Hulk, Iron Man, & Black Panther.
Stan Lee RIP: 1922 – 2018
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 12, 2018