Marvel's Sana Amanat, vice president of content and character development, gives one of the most poignant descriptions of Lee's contributions: "He's the heart of the Marvel universe". 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.
Lee's first Marvel Comic was The Fantastic Four, which was published in 1961. After Armie Hammer blasted celebs for flexing while paying tribute to Stan Lee, Jeffrey Dean Morgan clapped back by calling him a real 'a**hat!'More news: Carmelo Anthony Not In Plans If Released By Rockets
Paltrow - who plays Pepper Potts in the Iron Man and Avengers franchises - was criticised for tacking on a message about the comic book creator to a post advertising a dress. Marvel Comics is now the leading publisher of the comic book industry in terms of sales and comics sold and is only rivaled by fellow superhero publisher DC Entertainment.
Yet for as beloved as Lee went on to become as the smiling and affable "Stan the Man", his career was not without controversy.More news: Black Ops 4 Zombies Leak From Sacked Treyarch Employee Includes Secrets
"The last little angel that we've got tucked away is Dirt Man", she said.
Larson, who makes her debut as Captain Marvel in the MCU next year, posted a photo of herself, drinking what looks like a cocktail, with the caption: "Thinking about Stan". Here are just a few of the cameos from the Marvel icon in non-Marvel productions. Marvel CCO Joe Quesada, Executive Editor Tom Brevoort, President Dan Buckley and VP of Content Sana Amanat all appear in the video to share their thoughts. He is survived by his daughter Joan Celia "J. C." Lee.More news: Arrests made in two looting incidents as Woolsey Fire continues to burn