Celebrities offer thanks, condolences in death of Stan Lee

15 November, 2018, 12:43 | Author: Regina Boyd
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Lee created The Fantastic Four, Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk and X-Men among others.

Lee, whose death was confirmed by a family lawyer on Monday, created enduring superheroes including Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk.

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Hugh Jackman, who played Wolverine in the X-Men films, called Lee a "pioneering force in the superhero universe".

In the same 1971 interview, Lee added: "I think one of the awful things in the world is that we are so inclined to think in black and white, hero and villain, good and bad, if you don't agree with me I've got to destroy you".

Three years later, Marvel introduced Sam Wilson as Captain America's partner, The Falcon.

As such, the last word here goes to Marvel supremo Kevin Feige.

In a statement The Walt Disney Company, which bought Marvel Entertainment in 2009, saluted Mr Lee's "unmatchable" life and career.

During an interview in 2016, for example, Lee said he "always felt the X-Men, in a subtle way, often touched upon the subject of racism and inequality, and I believe that subject has come up in other titles, too". Lee did suffer through several illnesses recently, including pneumonia.

Hours after his death was announced, fans, some wearing T-shirts bearing his most famous creations, flocked to Lee's Walk of Fame star on Hollywood Boulevard to pay tribute.

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On Instagram, Josh Brolin, who plays Thanos in the Avengers films, said Lee ranked alongside authors Dr Seuss and Ray Bradbury.

"The Amazing Spider-Man" followed in 1962 and before long, Marvel Comics was an industry behemoth. He didn't neglect his villains, either.

Lee had a very short spell in hospital after suffering shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat at the end of January 2018, and later assured fans that he was "doing great". He lectured widely on popular culture.

As sales of comics declined, Marvel was forced into bankruptcy proceedings that meant it had to void a lifetime contract prohibiting Lee from working for anyone else.

Marvel paid tribute to Lee, calling him the "creator, voice and champion" of the company.

In 2000, Lee agreed to write stories for DC Comics, reinventing Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and other signature characters for Marvel's one-time rival.

"Every time you open a Marvel comic, Stan will be there".

The dapper, friendly comic book genius continued to work into his 90s on numerous projects, including comics, films and DVDs. Stan Lee Media also sought to reach out to Web-savvy youth through deals with pop artists the Backstreet Boys and Mary J. Blige.

On July 6 2017 Joan, his wife of nearly 70 years, died of complications from a stroke at the age of 95. Lawsuits, court fights and an elder abuse investigation all emerged in the fight over who spoke for the elderly Lee.

He is survived by his daughter Joan Celia.

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