Stan Lee Candlelight Vigil Planned in Long Island

A candlelight vigil will be held Thursday in Long Island for legendary comics creator Stan Lee, who passed away Monday at age 95.

Held at the Stony Brook Holiday Inn Express in Setauket, the vigil is co-sponsored by the Tri-State Stan Lee Fan Club to pay tribute to "a Long Island icon and the most famous member of the Stony Brook community." Born in Manhattan, Lee lived in the Long Island town of Hewlett Harbor from 1952 to 1980, when he moved with his wife Joan to Los Angeles.

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“Stan Lee was a member of the Long Island family and a major part of my childhood," club President Charlie Ziegler said in a statement. "I fondly remember reading his comic books and imagining Stan Lee’s creations. Today, this earth lost an icon, a legend, and millions of Americans and fans mourn his loss. He brought the superhero out in all of us.”

According to a press release, the hotel will show Lee's movies on its television screens, and fans will display comic books, action figures and other collectibles during the event. Attendees who dress in superhero costumes will be granted complimentary admission.

The vigil will be held Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Stony Brook, 3131 Nesconset Highway, Setauket, New York.

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