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Stan Lee, the writer, editor, and former publisher and president of Marvel Comics, has died. He was 95. As the primary voice behind Marvel's golden years, he brought forth characters every schoolchild knows: Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man, Daredevil, the Hulk, the Avengers and more. He was responsible for turning superhero comic books into a phenomenon. Click the link in our bio to learn more. Photograph by Kim Kulish
At 95 years old, comic book legend Stan Lee has passed. According to Variety, he died after being brought to Cedars Sinai Medical Center for a medical emergency. He has done so much for Marvel and his legend will live on. He is known for co-creating Spider-man, X-Men, and the Fantastic Four—and his sneaky cameos in Marvel movies.
On social media, celebrities shared messages of love and their favorite memories. Seth Rogen thanked Stan for making people who are different special. Chris Evans also shared a heartfelt message.
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
Thank you Stan Lee for making people who feel different realize they are special.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) November 12, 2018
On Instagram, Tom Holland shared a photo with the message, “The father of Marvel has made so many people so incredibly happy.”
Robert Downey Jr. also got sentimental on IG by saying, “I owe it all to you.” Playing Iron Man was actually his return to the big screen after years of drug abuse and run ins with the law.
Now, he did do a lot of great things for comics and film, but let’s not forget his history. In the past, he has been accused of sexual misconduct. In January, nurses spoke up about being sexually harassed by Stan at his home in LA. An anonymous source said, “Stan is an old man who has seemingly lost his way. He doesn’t seem to care what people think of him, he’s lost his filter.” He has been accused of “groping them, walking around naked, making crude jokes, and propositioning them while he was in the shower.”
We respect that ones a person has passed, we can no longer criticize them, but this brings up a bigger issue of problematic heroes. Everyone should still be accountable for their actions. And, we should not discredit or silence the victims in this issue simply because he contributed good things in his craft. We always have to consider both sides.
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