The man behind Marvel universe, Stan Lee, a legend who created the world’s most celebrated pop culture icons, died on Monday at the age of 95.

The man created superheroes including Spider-Man, Hulk, Black Panther, The X-Men, Iron Man, Ant-Man and many others.

While Hollywood industry celebrities paid their respect, Marvel fans are in shock with the news and have flooded the internet to bid adieu to the “creator of Marvel”.

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Lee, who was born in 1922, began writing early in life. In 2008, Lee was awarded the National Medal of Arts, the highest government award for creative artists.

Speaking to the media after his death, Stan Lee’s daughter JC Lee said her father loved what he did for a living, and was loved by his fans and friends. Stan Lee would remain irreplaceable, she added.