Private Funeral Held for Stan Lee 'in Accordance With His Final Wishes'

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Stan Lee of "Comic-Con: Episode IV - A Fan's Hope" poses for a portrait during the 2011 Toronto Film Festival at the Guess Portrait Studio on Sept. 10, 2011 in Toronto.

A small private funeral has been held to mourn Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee, and his company is making more plans to memorialize him.

"Stan was always adamant that he did not want a large public funeral, and as such his family has conducted a private closed ceremony in accordance with his final wishes," Lee's company POW! Entertainment said in a statement to The Associated Press on Friday (Nov. 16).

POW! has set up a memorial wall on Lee's website where friends, colleagues and fans can share thoughts, prayers and tributes to him, and messages from fellow creators and artists will be posted on his social media pages in the coming days.

The company said further memorial plans are in the works, and it hopes to share more details soon.

"The grandeur of Stan makes this a monumental task," the statement said.

The 95-year-old was declared dead after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital Monday. No cause of death has been given.   

He co-created the Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and many of the other heroes in the Marvel comic and cinematic universes. He was a hero himself to fans who enjoyed his movie cameos and public appearances as he remained an ambassador for Marvel until the end of his life. 


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