Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics passed away at 95 and everyone is mourning his death and paying him tributes; including boxing legend Mike Tyson.
The man who raised up the fiction business and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man, among countless other characters, died early Monday of Pneumonia.
This sad news broke many hearts, from friends to family and fans to celebrities. Mike Tyson wasn’t spared from the grief as well, taking his tribute to the Marvel icon to social media.
“Rest in Peace to my friend @therealstanlee. I have been a long time fan and truly grateful to have known you.”
Stan and Mike are both icons in their own worlds. S
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
“The Man” created some of the most promising fictional characters that a lot of people fancy about in the present. Marvel put them to life in some of the most blockbuster films on Earth, gaining fandom from one country to another.
Stan has been inspiring the world with his works ever since he started them. His comics and characters touched the hearts of the old generation and the young, surely even the ones to come.
In an interview with the Chicago Tribune in April 2014, the phenomenal writer said:
“I used to think what I did was not very important. People are building bridges and engaging in medical research, and here I was doing stories about fictional people who do extraordinary, crazy things and wear costumes. But I suppose I have come to realize that entertainment is not easily dismissed.”
Aside from Tyson and former WWE star Dwayne Johnson, a lot of other celebrities took their tributes to social media, remembering the man who made people enjoy their childhood once more.
wow… super upset to hear the news about Stan Lee😞
He was a huge inspiration of mine…
He may not be with us anymore but his content and creativity will live forever..
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) November 12, 2018
Sad, sad day. Rest In Power, Uncle Stan. You have made the world a better place through the power of modern mythology and your love of this messy business of being human… pic.twitter.com/x6yZ6ClNSX
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 12, 2018
THANK YOU, @TheRealStanLee. 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 pic.twitter.com/hnSmnHIDln
— Winston Duke (@Winston_Duke) November 12, 2018
Damn… RIP Stan. Thanks for everything. pic.twitter.com/TMAaDJSOhh
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 12, 2018
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Mike Tyson and Instagram/Winston Duke