Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee passed away earlier this week (Nov. 12) at the age of 95, leaving behind a legacy that won't be forgotten. The co-creator of the likes of Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther, the Avengers, and X-Men, among many others, was still showing his love for his characters and fans right up until his final days. In one of the final videos of the late legend, he spoke about just how much those fans mean to him.
"I love my fans," Lee explained in the video. "I cannot tell you how much I love my fans. Sometimes at night, I am sitting here and I'm thinking 'What's it all about?' And then I get a letter from a fan or I read something or I see something or I remember something. And I realize, it's so lucky to have fans, fans who really care about you. That's the reason I care so much about the fans because they make me feel so great."
The video, which was posted to Twitter today, sees him speaking from the heart as cameras were being set up around him. "And there's something, if you think about it, wonderful about someone caring about you—as I care about them—whom you've never met," he continued. "They may live in another part of the world. But they care and you have something in common. And occasionally you contact each other. But this business of fans I think is terrific, and I love them all."
To commemorate Stan Lee, Marvel Entertainment and the Walt Disney Company have shared a video of some important figures in both companies paying their respects to him and what he did for comic books and entertainment in general.
Ever since the late '80s, long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe even existed, Lee gained a reputation for his eagerness for appearing in Marvel films and TV shows with some highly entertaining cameos.