Lee co-created Black Panther in 1966 with Jack Kirby. The character was revolutionary as the first African superhero in mainstream comics. This year's Black Panther film is considered one of the best in all the Marvel franchise.
After he concluded his performance, Bosman said, "Stan, that's for you. That's how I am sending you to the other side. That's how they will receive you on the other. I love you, man." In the days since his death, countless fans posted tributes on social media, and numerous actors who have played roles Lee helped create have paid their respects.
In one of his final videos, Lee spoke about how much he loved his fans. "I love my fans," Lee begins. "I cannot tell you how much I love my fans. Sometimes at night, I am sitting here thinking, 'What's it all about?' And then I get a letter from a fan or I read something or I see something or I remember something. And I realize, it's so lucky to have fans, fans who really care about you. That's the reason I care so much about the fans, because they make me feel so great."
He continued, "And there's something, if you think about it, wonderful about someone caring about you — as I care about them — whom you've never met. They may live in another part of the world. But they care and you have something in common. And occasionally you contact each other. But this business of fans I think is terrific, and I love them all."
This article originally appeared on THR.com.