Spider-Man: Far From Home star Tom Holland has added his voice to the chorus of tributes following the passing of influential comic artist Steve Ditko.
The intensely private co-creator of such iconic Marvel Comics characters as Spider-Man as Doctor Strange, Ditko was found dead June 29 in his New York City apartment, although he's believed to have passed away two days earlier. He was 90 years old.
"We all want to leave our mark on the world - this guy crushed it," Holland, who debuted as Peter Parker in 2016 in Captain America: Civil War, wrote on Twitter. "He made so many people so happy and changed lives - most of all, mine! Thank you Steve - your life lives on man, thank you."
We all want to leave our mark on the world - this guy crushed it.— Tom Holland (@TomHolland1996) July 8, 2018
He made so many people so happy and changed lives - most of all, mine!
Thank you Steve - your life lives on man, thank you #SteveDitko
Ditko began working in the mid-1950s for Marvel Comics precursor Atlas Comics, and collaborated with Stan Lee on the creation of Spider-Man and such iconic villains as Doctor Octopus, Vulture, Lizard, Green Goblin, Sandman, Kraven the Hunter, Mysterio and Electro. He also co-created supporting characters like Gwen Stacy, Aunt May and Uncle Ben Parker, Harry Osborn, J. Jonah Jameson and Flash Thompson.
With Lee, Ditko also introduced Stephen Strange, Wong, Dormammu, Eternity and Baron Mordo. He left Marvel in 1968, only to return in 1979, and later helped to create such fan-favorite heroes as Speedball and Squirrel Girl.