The legendary creator, writer and publisher played an integral role in the creation of some of the most well-known superheroes including Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and the Avengers, to name a few. He also notably made cameos in all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, adding to the charismatic nature of his personality beyond the page.
According to reports, Lee was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center early Monday morning where he made his transition. His wife, Joan, died last year at the age of 95. He is survived by his daughter, J.C., who shared a brief statement with TMZ reflecting on her father's legacy.
"My father loved all of his fans," she said. "He was the greatest, most decent man."
Celebrities and fans alike, including those in the hip hop community, have began sharing their reactions to the news. Many are thanking the comic and media mogul for his countless and colossal contributions to the entertainment world. Take a look at some tribute messages below.
RIP to a legend.
Thank u Stan Lee for everything.— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) November 12, 2018
RIP Stan Lee.. I had the honor of meeting him. 95 what a life...— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) November 12, 2018
This is sad R.I.P. STAN LEE a few years ago we got a chance to hang out with the legend he was a cool guy you will be missed prayers up to the family friends & fans pic.twitter.com/VnWwXeP6lh— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) November 12, 2018
Man. My hero is dead. Rip Stan Lee— ashy daddy (@Thundercat) November 12, 2018
And Stan Lee makes his cameo in the afterlife.— “DROGAS WAVE” & “BeatNPath” NOW PLAYING (@LupeFiasco) November 12, 2018
Thank You Sir.
May God have mercy on your soul.
RIP STAN LEE!!!!!!— cookin up LB3 (@lilyachty) November 12, 2018
He lives forever through his work. What a giant.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 12, 2018
With great power comes immortality. pic.twitter.com/t395qw9H0L