Naturally, all the fans he touched with his creations and the stars who brought such comic book characters to life showered the internet with posts in homage to Lee. Fans can find him in any Marvel movie, as he's made cameo appearances in all of them.
Lee is survived by his daughter and only child Joan Celia, known as 'J.C.'.
Lee's wife of almost 70 years, Joan, died in 2017.
He stepped away from comic book writing in 1972 to focus on publishing.
In the 1960s when Marvel started growing as a brand, comics written by Lee was seen taking on adult issues more than any other comics at the time, this includes rivals DC. The photo that accompanied the headline, though, didn't show the BlacKKKlansman director, but the Marvel Comics legend, Stan Lee, who died yesterday at the age of 95. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives.More news: Recount Likely in Florida Governor Race
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He said Lee's legacy will ultimately be characters like Spider-Man, the X-men and the Hulk, whom he helped introduce to the world. The characters all lived in a shared universe that mirrors our own, with most heroes residing in Lee's home of New York City.
Born Stanley Lieber in 1922, Lee began his career in comics as a gofer/Guy Friday, thanks to his uncle Robbie Solomon. In the 2018 box-office hit "Black Panther", which featured Lee's leading black superhero, he was a casino patron.
There were also tributes from the wider community of actors, musicians, politicians, and comic book creators. "They hadn't quite found the right formula with the Hulk but he's very good in [The Avengers]".