Not only Hollywood but Bollywood as well mourns the death of Stan Lee. The veteran director, writer, publisher took his last breath in Los Angeles on Monday (November 12) at 95.
It was the Lee who created the famous Marvel Universe. The man behind the world of superheroes, the real life superhero among Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man.
Once he had mentioned, what he thought about himself. “I used to think what I did was not very important,” Stan Lee had told the Chicago Tribune in April 2014. “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.”
Expressing grief, actor Robert Downey Jr “Iron Man” said on Instagram “I owe it all to you… Rest in Peace Stan… #MCU #Excelsior #legend #rip #stanlee #TeamStark”.
“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,”said “Wolverine” actor Hugh Jackman, on Twitter.
“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,” tweeted Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige.
Marvel’s three most recent blockbusters, all released over a mere five months, were adaptations of Lee creations — Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp — and have grossed more than $3.7 billion, nearly matching the price Disney paid for Marvel in 2009. Since that purchase, Marvel has generated six of the top 20 global-grossing films, topped this summer by Infinity War crossing the $2 billion mark.
Lee also published several books, including “The Superhero Women” in 1977 and “How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way” the following year, when he was named publisher of the year by the Periodical and Book Association of America.
He was a legend, whom nobody can ever match. He and his works will be remembered in our memories for long.