The creator of some of the world's most-beloved comic book characters passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles. Before he departed from this mortal coil, Lee still had it in him to film a few more cameos, with the Russo brothers confirming that Lee would still pop up in Avengers 4.
"I think there will always be people who prefer to read traditional comic books over watching the films", Stan Lee had told IANS over email when asked about films having an edge over comic books among today's youth. Spider-Man: Far From Home has made no indication of a Stan Lee cameo, while X-Men: Dark Phoenix has also remained dark on the topic. The comic legend wasn't keeping well for some time now and in the past one year, he has reportedly suffered from a number of illnesses including pneumonia. The likes of the Avengers: Infinity War directors, much of the MCU, and beyond have paid tribute to a man who has been described as a "genius".
He founded Marvel Comics and started a superhero universe comprising of "Black Panther", "Captain America", "Hulk" and many more.
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Along with artist Jack Kirby, Lee revolutionized Marvel Comics in the early 1960s with the launch of popular super squad The Fantastic Four. So which Marvel superhero of his own creation did Lee identify with most?
Disney boss Bob Iger released a statement as part of a tribute on the official Marvel website.
The cast of The Big Bang Theory shared a picture of themselves with Lee, who appeared on the programme.
Stan Lee also worked as an editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. Battles over Lee's estate, estimated to be worth around $50 million, produced accusations of elder abuse against his 68 year old daughter (which Lee dismissed in interviews) and the arrest of his longtime road manager.