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Tom Holland Pays Tribute to Spider-Man Co-Creator Steve Ditko: He Changed My Life ‘Most of All’

”We all want to leave our mark on the world – this guy crushed it,“ Marvel Cinematic Universe star tweets

Tom Holland paid his respects to one of the minds behind his creation on Sunday, taking to Twitter to honor the late comic book legend Steve Ditko with a tribute that noted how much the Spider-Man co-creator had changed the young actor’s life.

“We all want to leave our mark on the world – this guy crushed it,” Holland, who has taken over the great power and great responsibility of playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, wrote in a tweet. “He made so many people so happy and changed lives – most of all, mine! Thank you Steve – your life lives on man, thank you #SteveDitko.”

Holland is one of the latest in a string of stars to mark the passing of the iconic writer-artist of comics’ Silver Age, after news of his death broke last week. Along with crafting “Spider-Man” alongside Stan Lee, Ditko is known for creating “Doctor Strange,” “The Question,” and many more.

Through a career that spanned more than six decades, Ditko’s trippy art and uncompromising ideas influenced generations of comics writers and artists and made publishers and movie studios rich. Though he died in June at 90, news of his death didn’t spread until Friday.

See Holland’s tweet below.