In a recently surfaced video, Stan Lee expressed just how much his fans meant to him.
Posted through Stan Lee’s official Twitter account, the recording occurred while a crew was setting up for a more official video. Lee spontaneously responded to someone mentioning that fans loved his sense of humor.
So many wonderful moments with Stan came spontaneously. As we were setting up the camera one day, he casually started talking about his fans. We know how much Stan meant to you, and we thought it would be nice for you to hear how much your support meant to him. pic.twitter.com/WTX8U1afLm
— stan lee (@TheRealStanLee) November 14, 2018
“It’s an equal love-fest, because I love my fans. I cannot tell you how much I love my fans,” responded Lee. “At night I’m sitting here and I’m thinking, ‘Ah, what’s it all about’ you know? And then I get a letter from a fan or I read something or I see something or I remember something, and then I realize: it’s so lucky to have fans. Fans who really care about you. And that’s the reason I care so much about the fans.
“There’s something, if you think about it, that’s wonderful about somebody caring about you as I care about them whom you’ve never met. Who may live in another part of the world. But they care and you have something in common… this business of fans, I think, is terrific, and I love them all.”
Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95 on Monday, November 12. Celebrities came out in droves to remember the comics legend, and Marvel and Disney commented on Lee’s passing. For more on Stan Lee, read about his true legacy at Marvel Comics.
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