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RIP Stan Lee: Ryan Reynolds, Chris Evans and More Remember a Legend

”Stan leaves an extraordinary legacy that will outlive us all,“ Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige tweets

Hollywood is mourning Stan Lee, the legendary co-creator of the Marvel universe who died on Monday at 95.

Stars who have worked with Lee across film, TV and comics, regardless of role, paid their respects to the comic book legend.

“No one has had more of an impact on my career and everything we do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee,” head of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige tweeted. “Stan leaves an extraordinary legacy that will outlive us all.”

“Original and genius are two very overused words in the world today, but Stan was both,” Sony Pictures Chairman Tom Rothman said in a statement. “Add irrepressible and irreplaceable, and you begin to describe the man. We have all lost a true superhero. We will greatly miss our friendly neighborhood Stan Lee.”

Marvel Comics and Walt Disney Studios also put out a statement confirming the news of Lee’s passing. “With a heavy heart, we share our deepest condolences with his daughter and brother, and we honor and remember the creator, voice and champion of Marvel,” the companies said in a statement.

“Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created,” Disney chairman Bob Iger added. “A super hero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect. The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart.” Read Disney and Marvel’s full statement here.

Directors and stars of Marvel and DC projects alike, including Chris Evans, Josh Brolin, Scott Derrickson, Ryan Reynolds, James Wan and many more, tweeted or posted their support to Instagram with memories of Lee along with photos and one of his catch phrases, Excelsior, in remembrance.

“Thank you Stan Lee for making people who feel different realize they are special,” actor Seth Rogen, who starred in comic book story “The Green Hornet,” tweeted.

“Thank you Stan Lee,” actress Jamie Lee Curtis tweeted. “For your service in protecting our freedom and for your creativity and imagination! You were and will always be a SUPER HERO!”







Lee was married to Joan Lee for 69 years, until her death in 2017 at age 93. He’s survived by his daughter J.C.