Comics Legend Stan Lee Laid to Rest in Private Funeral

Comics legend Stan Lee passed away earlier this week at 95 years old. The former Marvel editor-in-chief has now been laid to rest in a private ceremony, as per his wishes.

POW! Entertainment issued a statement regarding Lee's interment on Twitter. "As we all continue to process our feelings of loss at the passing of a true legend, many are asking if there will be a memorial in Stan’s honor," the message read. "Stan was always adamant that he did not want a large public funeral, and as such his family has conducted a private closed ceremony in accordance with his final wishes. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with them."

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"We at Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment are working on putting together a tribute befitting the greatest creator of our time and the father of modern pop culture," the post continued. "The grandeur of Stan makes this a monumental task, and we hope to have more info in the days to come. In the meantime, we understand and share your desire to commune with fellow fans, and we have set up a memory wall on therealstanlee.com where we can all share our thoughts, prayers and messages of support. Additionally, over the next several days we will be sharing messages from fellow creators, artists and colleagues of Stan’s across his Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts. We look forward to joining all of Stan’s fans in celebrating his extraordinary life and legacy."

Earlier this year, Lee sued POW! Entertainment for $1 billion, which he later dropped. Later in the year, Lee and POW! Entertainment cleared up confusion about who was behind Lee's Twitter account,

Lee, who created many of Marvel's most beloved characters, has appeared in 20 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to date. Lee's next film cameo will be in the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The comics legend had already filmed his cameo for the upcoming Avengers 4 prior to his death.

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