Stan Lee helped inspire and shape the world of entertainment as we know it today, with many of our favorite superheroes being born from his creative genius.
After the Marvel legend died Monday morning, the outpouring of emotion from his biggest fans, who happen to be stars themselves, is quite remarkable.
From Ryan Reynolds, who stars as “Deadpool,” to “Goosebumps” creator R.L.Stine, Lee’s devoted followers spanned all walks of life.
Even rival comic company, DC, paid tribute to the co-creator of “Spider-Man.” Here are a few of the special messages we’ve seen so far, and we’ll add more as they come along.
Damn… RIP Stan. Thanks for everything. pic.twitter.com/TMAaDJSOhh
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 12, 2018
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 (@ChrisEvans) November 12, 2018
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. #StanLee #Wolverine pic.twitter.com/iOdefi7iYz
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 12, 2018
He changed the way we look at heroes, and modern comics will always bear his indelible mark. His infectious enthusiasm reminded us why we all fell in love with these stories in the first place. Excelsior, Stan.
— DC (@DCComics) November 12, 2018
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) November 12, 2018
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 pic.twitter.com/6OKH07ahJg
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) November 12, 2018
To Stan Lee: Thank you for making my childhood so much more exciting with your astonishing superhero characters. Thank you for inspiring me to think and dream big. Thank you for the Hulk, Thor, Fantastic Four and many others. You will be sadly missed. RIP.
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) November 12, 2018
Stan…more than a master of stories, you always seemed like a master of living. I will look to you for inspiration for the rest of my life. You live on. xoxo Your Wasp
#liveon #StanLee pic.twitter.com/JRA2aRM3bG
— Evangeline Lilly (@EvangelineLilly) November 12, 2018
We have lost Stan Lee, one of our great story-tellers. A writer and imaginer who created whole universes. RIP
— R.L. Stine (@RL_Stine) November 12, 2018
What a loss to the world of geeks, nerds, superheroes and everyone who has enjoyed the marvelous Universes that Stan Lee crafted and molded and allowed us to be a part of. There will never be another like him, that’s for sure. pic.twitter.com/ot2nnASycF
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) November 12, 2018
Thank you Stan Lee for making people who feel different realize they are special.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) November 12, 2018
RIP champ. Thank you for showing the world what it means to imagine, dream & believe 🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/LCSvheNJm7
— Logan Paul (@LoganPaul) November 12, 2018
Rest In Peace to the legendary Stan Lee, who helped revolutionize the comic book industry forever. Thanks for everything, Stan ❤️ pic.twitter.com/eRhZrrUAiI
— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) November 12, 2018
Rest In Peace Stan Lee
— terry crews (@terrycrews) November 12, 2018
I was lucky enough to meet Stan Lee once.
All I could muster was “Thank you for the years of entertainment Mr. Lee.”
He replied “I did it all for you, kid.”
What a guy. #RIPStanLee
— Robbie Amell (@RobbieAmell) November 12, 2018
Today, we lost a real-life superhero. Stan Lee, thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/zH6YIlslnx
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) November 12, 2018
At age 7, I drew this weird portrait of Stan Lee and asked my Mom to send it to him. Thankfully she didn't because 30+ years later, I got to give it to the great one in person. Thanks for all the fun Stan #Excelsior pic.twitter.com/IpfYBSjWyf
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) November 12, 2018
Thank you Stan Lee. For your service in protecting our freedom and for your creativity and imagination! You were and will always be a SUPER HERO! pic.twitter.com/d1qpuImyzQ
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) November 12, 2018
Rest in Peace Stan Lee
— Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) November 12, 2018
— Elvira (@TheRealElvira) November 12, 2018
He inspired millions with his myriad, “Marvelous” characters, from Spiderman to Black Panther, Thor to the X-Men. Legendary creator Stan Lee is dead at 95. But his stories will live on and continue to ignite the imaginations of generations to come. Rest with the stars, great sir.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 12, 2018
A sad day for so many of us growing up reading and watching the great @therealstanlee creations. With @Marvel he elevated the comic book with great writing and superheroes who had problems just like us. #excelsior His passing at 95 is sad, but he’s just waiting for us in #asgard pic.twitter.com/3geUPCGh0o
— Al Roker (@alroker) November 12, 2018
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. #Excelsior pic.twitter.com/D5hxBNWMfU
— Deborah Ann Woll (@DeborahAnnWoll) November 12, 2018
Rest in peace, Stan Lee. The many worlds of imagination & delight you created for humanity will last forever.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee was an epic creator and a sweet funny guy. 95 years is a long time to live but his inspiration and influence will last far far beyond. Excelsior! #ripstanlee
— alan tudyk (@AlanTudyk) November 12, 2018
No one has had more of an impact on my career and everything we do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee. Stan leaves an extraordinary legacy that will outlive us all. Our thoughts are with his daughter, his family, and his millions of fans. #ThankYouStan #Excelsior!
— Kevin Feige (@Kevfeige) November 12, 2018
Rest in Peace, dear Stan Lee. We are grateful for your imagination. Excelsior! pic.twitter.com/6yync2zwul
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) November 12, 2018
RIP Stan Lee.. I had the honor of meeting him. 95 what a life…
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) November 12, 2018
RIP Stan Lee. Maybe you have twitter in heaven. Thank you for making my childhood, teen years and adulthood so fun, especially during darker days.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) November 12, 2018
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Stan Lee, a legend in our industry.
Our thoughts go out to his many fans, his friends, and family. Excelsior. pic.twitter.com/WU1s2RR6Mb
— San Diego Comic-Con (@Comic_Con) November 12, 2018
A tip of the cowl and cape to the original real life super hero… Stan Lee.
Well done, good sir. Well done. RIP
Team Ace pic.twitter.com/WDnV5oKMyg
— Ace Frehley (@ace_frehley) November 12, 2018