Metal Celebrities React to the Death of Stan Lee


Stan Lee, the iconic writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics, has passed away at age 95. As the creator or co-creator of some of the most beloved superhero characters of all time, Lee — born Stanley Lieber — made an impact on popular culture that few artists will ever enjoy. You don’t have to be a nerd to have at least a passing knowledge of characters like Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Black Panther, the Hulk, Thor, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Daredevil.

But Lee was more than just a brilliant behind-the-scenes guy. He was an outsized personality and a fan favorite, which led to the Hitchcock-esque tradition of giving him a cameo in every Marvel movie.

Given that metal is always theatrical and often fantastical, and the scope of Lee’s reach in general, it’s little wonder that prominent members of the metal community have taken to social media to praise Stan the Man. We’ve collected some of those remembrances below. Lee will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Excelsior!

Kirk Hammett (Metallica)

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour)

Scott Ian (Anthrax)

Rob Zombie

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John Dyer Baizley (Baroness)

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Alex Skolnick (Testament)

Ice-T (Body Count)

Brendon Small (Dethklok, Galaktikon)

Gene Simmons (KISS)

Phil Labonte (All That Remains)

Vernon Reid (Living Colour)

Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves)

Brian Posehn


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