Stan Lee, pictured here in 2017, got three years added to a restraining order on a former business manager. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Comic book fans are mourning the loss of legendary Marvel comics creator Stan Lee, who died Monday at 95. 

Fans and colleagues took to social media Monday to share photos, memories and celebrations of the comic book icon. 

Chris Evans, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Captain America, tweeted a touching tribute to the man who created his source material.

“For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy,” the actor tweeted. “He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives.”

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!!

Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars,” sung high praise of Lee’s cultural and personal impacts. 

“He was everything you hoped he would be & MORE,” he wrote. “I loved this man & will never stop missing him. They say you should never meet a childhood idol. They are wrong.” 

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. #RIPStanTheManpic.twitter.com/6OKH07ahJg

Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, celebrated Lee’s “extraordinary legacy that will outlive us all.”

“No one has had more of an impact on my career and everything we do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee,” he wrote. “Our thoughts are with his daughter, his family, and his millions of fans.”

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!

Jamie Lee Curtis praised Lee’s “creativity and imagination.” “You were and will always be a SUPER HERO!” she exclaimed.

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

Larry King lauded Lee as “a  real-life superhero.” “Stan Lee was a visionary, who elevated imaginations across the globe,” wrote King. “I’m grateful for the time I got to spend with him. Rest peacefully, Stan.”

We lost a real-life superhero today. Stan Lee was a visionary, who elevated imaginations across the globe. I’m grateful for the time I got to spend with him. Rest peacefully, Stan. pic.twitter.com/Ie2S18y0A0

Comedian Paul F. Tompkins alluded to Lee’s cameos in Marvel movies: “Now he gets to cameo as an audience member watching that Great Rock & Roll Jam in Heaven.”

RIP Stan Lee. Now he gets to cameo as an audience member watching that Great Rock & Roll Jam in Heaven.

Kiss frontman Gene Simmons expressed his gratitude to the comic for improving his early days.

“To Stan Lee: Thank you for making my childhood so much more exciting with your astonishing superhero characters,” he tweeted. “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.”

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.

Ryan Reynolds, who has portrayed anti-hero Deadpool in two features tweeted “Thanks for everything.”

Damn… RIP Stan. Thanks for everything. pic.twitter.com/TMAaDJSOhh

Actor Seth Rogen thanked Lee for “making people who feel different realize they are special.” 

Thank you Stan Lee for making people who feel different realize they are special.

“The many worlds of imagination & delight you created for humanity will last forever,” wrote Elon Musk.

Rest in peace, Stan Lee. The many worlds of imagination & delight you created for humanity will last forever.

The official Twitter account for DC Comics shared a touching tribute to Lee, using his catchphrase “Excelsior.”

“He changed the way we look at heroes, and modern comics will always bear his indelible mark,” the tweet read. “His infectious enthusiasm reminded us why we all fell in love with these stories in the first place. Excelsior, Stan.”

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.

Sharing a photo of one of Lee’s superheroes, Spider-Man, The Academy tweeted “Today, we lost a real-life superhero. Stan Lee, thank you for everything.”

Today, we lost a real-life superhero. Stan Lee, thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/zH6YIlslnx

“We are grateful for your imagination,” wrote the official Golden Globe Awards account.

Rest in Peace, dear Stan Lee. We are grateful for your imagination. Excelsior! pic.twitter.com/6yync2zwul

Terry Crews’ tribute was short and sweet. “Rest In Peace Stan Lee.” he tweeted.

Rest In Peace Stan Lee

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Rapper Travis Scott tweeted his appreciate to Lee “for everything”. 

Thank u Stan Lee for everything.

Rosario Dawson wished for Lee to “Rest In Paradise.”

She added, “Thank you for your imagination, creativity, tenacity, inspiration and love!!!”

Overwhelmed with love and gratitude for the late, great hero, Stan Lee. Rest In Paradise. Thank you for your imagination, creativity, tenacity, inspiration and love!!! https://t.co/4WqHCtDXE1

Ice-T recalled “the honor” of meeting Lee. “95 what a life…” he tweeted.

RIP Stan Lee.. I had the honor of meeting him. 95 what a life…

For Josh Groban, Lee’s stories were a bright spot. “Thank you for making my childhood, teen years and adulthood so fun,” he tweeted, “especially during darker days.”

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.

“Supergirl” actor Eddie McClintock shared a photo with Lee and thanked him for “a lifetime of imagination.”

Rest in peace, Mr. #StanLee.
Thank you for a lifetime of imagination. pic.twitter.com/oiRZcnLvlj

Al Roker shared a photo alongside Lee, both wearing wide smiles.

“A sad day for so many of us growing up reading and watching the great @therealstanlee creations,” the “Today” co-anchor tweeted. “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”

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 #asgardpic.twitter.com/3geUPCGh0o

“R.I.P Stan Lee, your imagination fueled each of our childhoods, making us believe we could be superheroes, even if only in regular everyday situations,” tweeted actor/comedian Jay Pharoah. “You will be greatly missed, rest easy my g”

R.I.P Stan Lee, your imagination fueled each of our childhoods, making us believe we could be superheroes, even if only in regular everyday situations. You will be greatly missed, rest easy my g???????

“A few years ago we got a chance to hang out with the legend,” tweeted rapper Juicy J. “You will be missed prayers up to the family friends & fans.” 

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

Actor Steven Weber gave his thanks to Lee “for providing entertaining escape for me in my youth…and adulthood…and middle age.”

Thank you for providing entertaining escape for me in my youth…and adulthood…and middle age #excelsior#[email protected]@MarvelStudiospic.twitter.com/RPeubb4nDV

David Mazouz, who plays young Bruce Wayne in Fox’s “Gotham,” tweeted “RIP to the legend Stan Lee.”

RIP to the legend Stan Lee

Ticketing company Fandango shared a black and white photo of “THE legend,” calling Lee “a true pioneer.”

Stan Lee, a true pioneer, has passed away at age 95.
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R.I.P. to THE legend. pic.twitter.com/3AyHFX6YFX

“Stan Lee helped shape a lot of our childhoods and well into our adult lives, filling them with hero’s and stories that will live on forever,” wrote “Step Up 3D” actor Rick Malambri.

Sad sad loss today. Stan Lee helped shape a lot of our childhoods and well into our adult lives, filling them with hero’s and stories that will live on forever. RIP, Mr. Lee, you’re a legend!

 

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