Stan Lee, the creator and the strongest pillar of Marvel Universe, passed away at the age of 95 on Monday, November 12. As per media reports, an ambulance was called to his Hollywood Hills home owing to the medical emergency and Lee was taken to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Monday morning where he succumbed to death. The news was confirmed by the production house on Monday, following which several Marvel stars including Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, and Robert Downey Jr., among others took to social media to pay their condolences to the legendary soul.
Stan Lee, who started his career as an assistant comic writer, served as the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics in the later years. He is one of the founders of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and following his retirement from Marvel, he remained a public figurehead for the company and frequently made cameo appearances in the movies, television shows, and video games based on Marvel characters.
While the Marvel fans were eagerly waiting for Lee's signature cameo appearance in the much anticipated untitled fourth installment of the 'Avengers' film, staled to release in 2019, the news of his sudden demise came as a shock to them. Netizens took to social media to mourn the death of the 'Excelsior' and remembered how he had a huge contribution in shaping the childhood of many.
As the world griefs the death of the Marvel legend here's take a look at some of his iconic cameo appearances:
Stan Lee made his cameo appearance in the film as he played the role of a hot dog guy on the beach.
Stan Lee plays the role of a man in the fair in Spider-Man, 2002.
Stan Lee presented himself at a gala cavorting with three blondes, in Iron Man first venture, where Tony Stark mistakes him for Hugh Hefner. In the theatrical release of the film, Stark simply greets Lee as "Hef" and moves on; another version of the scene was filmed where Stark realizes his mistake, but Lee graciously responds, "That's okay, I get this all the time." Reportedly, Lee later stated that it was his favorite cameo appearance till then.
In the Incredible Hulk, Stan Lee appeared as a Milwaukee man drinking from a bottle.
In the 2011 'Thor' film, Lee credited his role as 'Stan the Man'.
Lee appeared in 'Captain America The First Avenger' as an Army General.
Lee marked his appearance in Marvel's first Avengers franchise. He presented himself as a commoner in the film.
In 'Guardians of the Galaxy', Lee credited his role as a Xandarian ladies man.
In the second installment of the Avengers franchise, 'Avengers Age of Ultron', Lee appeared as a war veteran.
In 2015 film 'Ant-Man' he presented himself as a bartender.
Lee took up the role of a funky strip club DJ in 2006 movie 'Deadpool'
In Black Panther, Lee made his appearance as a gambler.
Lee appears as the driver of Peter Parker's school bus in the third venture of the 'Avengers'- 'Avengers: Infinity War'. When the students on the bus watch Ebony Maw's ship arriving, the driver says, "What's the matter with you kids? You have never seen a spaceship before?"
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