The world of rock and metal reacts to Stan Lee's death

Stan Lee
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Comic legend Stan Lee passed away yesterday at the age of 95. Stan was responsible for some of the Marvel Universe's most iconic superheroes including Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther, The X-Men and The Fantastic Four.

Starting his career in 1939, Stan Lee has had a lasting impact on countless people across the globe, with his tales of bravery, resilience and overall doing the right thing. 

Following the news of his passing, social media was ablaze with fans paying their respect to the man who brought heroes to life. Amongst these were some of the biggest names in rock music, including Corey Taylor, Scott Ian, Kirk Hammett and Rob Zombie. 

You can see their thoughts and condolences below.

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.