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Stan Lee Tributes Are Coming From All Over

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Stars, friends, and fans pay tribute to Stan Lee

As the news of Stan Lee's death on Monday, Nov. 12 spread, many notable people paid tribute on social media to the comic-book giant. Here is what they had to say about the legendary Marvel editor who co-created so many beloved comic book heroes.

"There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!" —Chris Evans, "Captain America" star

"His contribution to pop culture was revolutionary & cannot be overstated. He was everything you hoped he would be & MORE. I loved this man & will never stop missing him. They say you should never meet a childhood idol. They are wrong. #RIPStanTheMan." —Mark Hamill, star of "Star Wars"

"Born before Edwin Hubble discovered the expanding universe, he ultimately created an expanding universe of his own — one of scientifically literate superheroes such as Spider-Man , The Hulk, Iron Man, & Black Panther. Stan Lee RIP: 1922-2018" —Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist


"Thank you, Stan Lee, for making people who feel different realize they are special." —Seth Rogen, actor


"Under the persona, Stan Lee was a real human being. I met him three times and three times he told me something literally life-changing. I hope everyone knows, he cared about us. That was no act.... We were lucky to have him. Untold millions of lives made better by stories. Endless people who learned responsibility from Spider-Man, acceptance from the X-Men, self-forgiveness from the Hulk. Stan Lee put better heroes in our vision." —Gail Simone, comics writer

"Farewell, my friend. You’re not only responsible for the boy I was, but also the man I am today. I will miss you all my days." —Kevin Smith, filmmaker/actor/comics writer

"Stan Lee and Dr. Seuss and Ray Bradbury. That’s where it begins and ends with me. To those of us who have been so deeply affected by the humanity of his imagination, the understanding of reaching beyond our potential and the necessity of tapping into our immeasurable imaginations, we thank you and are forever indebted. Rest In Peace Dear Stan. You made our time here a better one. " —Josh Brolin, "Avengers" actor

"Thank you for making us believe we can all be heroes. Rest in peace, Stan Lee." —The cast of Marvel's "Runaways"

"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!" —Winston Duke, actor who plays M'Baku in "Black Panther"

"RIP to the great @TheRealStanLee. What a wonderful gift you have given us in the characters you’ve created and the love and passion you had for your fans. Thank you." —Deborah Ann Woll, actress who plays Karen Page in "Daredevil"

"In loving memory of Stan Lee. It was an honor to have him on The #BigBangTheory. Thank you for being a real life super hero to so many generations. Your legend will live on." —The Big Bang Theory

"Stan Lee was a complicated man with a complicated life. He wasn't always the good guy in a story, but he was always kind to me whenever we were in the same place, and he deserved better than the parasites and vultures who have been attempting to pick him dry for the last several years." —Wil Wheaton, actor from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and recurring guest on "The Big Bang Theory"

"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." —Hugh Jackman, "X-Men" and "Wolverine" star

"Stan Lee's imagination helped spawn a universe of characters that inspired both kids and adults around the world for generations. He has become the driver of an incredible lasting legacy for our modern pop culture mythology." —Joe and Anthony Russo, "Avengers" and "Captain America" directors

"I will miss the writer whose work delighted and inspired me, and the charming character who came to be my friend... When comics were still regarded as exclusively reading material for children, Stan Lee set out to tell the world that they were cool, exciting, and exactly the thing that a revolutionary generation of young people on campuses needed to read. The message encouraged not only readers, but a cohort of future writers and artists who would follow in his footsteps." —Paul Levitz, former president of DC Comics

"There aren't enough hyperboles left in the Marvel Universe to cover the tremendous titan who was Stan Lee. His wondrous wit, his crafty creativeness, and his spectacular showmanship were all hallmarks of his genius. In the words of Benjamin J. Grimm, ‘I gotta go now, I think I got somethin' in my eye.’" —Jeph Loeb, head of television for Marvel Entertainment

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