Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee Passes Away At 95, Leaving Fans and Celebrities Shocked
Stan Lee, creator of the Marvel Universe, is known for co-producing and shaping the US pop-culture with popular superheros like Spider-Man and Captain America, passed away on Monday at the age of 95.
According to sources, Lee had been suffering from various diseases and recently passed away in Los Angeles.
Lee’s daughter expressed the late comic writer’s feelings towards his fans, “My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man,” she said.
However, being a comic book writer was not what Lee had wanted to do. In fact, he ended up in the comics field by accident when his uncle got him a job as a helper for filling other artists’ inkwells and fetching coffee.
“I felt someday I’d write the ‘Great American Novel’ and I didn’t want to use my real name on these silly little comics,” he once said in an interview, when he was asked why he left his previous name, Stanley Lieber.
After beginning his career as a comic book writer, Lee made the dreams of millions of superhero fans come true by making brilliant works that depicted parallel universes and extraordinary powers possessed by humans. He led Marvel as a publisher for almost two decades.
Australian filmmaker James Wan, who has directors famous works such as Saw, Aquaman, and Insidious tweeted “Awww man, heartbreaking. R.I.P. to a true pioneer and legend. My youth wouldn’t have been the same without him. So grateful to have met the guy, and told him how thankful I was for his work. #stanlee”.