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Goodbye Stan Lee, and thanks for the stories

Stan Lee, 95, passes away

Stan Lee, known for co-creating many beloved comic book characters from Marvel Comics, snappy cameos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and his far-reaching influences in the comic book world, has passed away at the age of 95 on November 12, 2018.

Stan Lee was rushed to the hospital following a medical emergency earlier that day.

After revealing to the public, earlier this year, that he had been fighting pneumonia, Stan Lee was rushed to the hospital in February this year, for his condition.

After his passing, tributes were made in his memory by many celebrities.

Even Disney paid tribute:

Some tributes even includes Stan Lee’s ever-present catchphrase, “Excelsior”, which as Stan Lee puts it:

This was a phrase which he had used to sign-off in his columns since the 1960s, as an expression to end his comic columns. And his life was, just like the phrase, moving “upward and onward to greater glory”. Stan Lee’s bibliography spans years, from the 1960s to the 2000s, and has created more than 300 characters in worlds that are complex and riveting. He wasn’t just a comic book writer. Stan Lee was also the editor-in chief of Marvel Comics, and later he became Marvel Comics’ publisher and chairman and he led its expansion to become a big multimedia corporation.

Stan Lee’s characters has been made into live-action television shows, animations, and movies. His legacy lives on in every character that he had created and co-created.

Stan Lee leaves behind a daughter, Joan Celia Lee who tells TMZ.com:

“My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man.”

Stan Lee also leaves behind a brother, Larry Lieber, who worked with Stan and was a comic book artist and writer. He co-created, with his brother, Marvel Comics superheroes like Thor, Ant-Man and Iron Man.

Stan Lee had introduced a world with relatable heroes with problems of their own which this writer cherishes. The famous characters that he had co-created includes Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Black Panther, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk and many more.

So, goodbye Stan Lee, and thank you for the stories. Excelsior!

Stan Lee 1922-2018 (Image via Stan Lee’s Twitter)

 

Credit/Source:
Hollywood Reporter
Quartzy
TMZ
Stan Lee’s Wiki
Larry Lieber’s Wiki

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