Members of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are in mourning over the news of Stan Lee's death; The pop culture icon, who founded Marvel Comics and served as its editor, publisher and writer, was 95 years old. Lee is preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, who died in July 2017.

Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, honored the comic book legend via social media. "Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created. A super hero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect," he tweeted. "The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart."

"We at Stan Lee's Lee POW! Entertainment are saddened by the loss of our friend and mentor Stan Lee, the father of pop culture. His passing today marks a devastating and painful moment in time, but the legacy of Stan Lee, through his creative genius and his universes of characters, will continue to reach the world of true believers for generations to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the fans of not only his work, but of him, as a friend who made the world a better place," Shane Duffy, POW! Entertainment's CEO, said in a statement. "He was a true iconic pioneer with no comparable second. It has been an honor to work beside him."

Lee's long-time publicist, Dawn Miller, also issued a statement to E! News Monday afternoon. "Stan Lee was a tremendous character that will never be forgotten. He brought joy to so many, the world has lost a true legend," Miller said. "I feel honored to have worked with him for so many years and witnessed the magic of his charisma and creative genius, may he rest in peace."

"No one has had more of an impact on my career and everything we do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee. Stan leaves an extraordinary legacy that will outlive us all," Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, added. "Our thoughts are with his daughter, his family and his millions of fans."

As news of Lee's death spread, many actors and filmmakers who worked on marvel Studios' biggest films—including Avengers, Deadpool, Iron Man and X-Men—shared their condolences:

Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel Studios

Captain America: Civil War, Chris Evans

Marvel Studios

Iron Man 2, Scarlett Johansson

Marvel Studios

Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds

20th Century Fox

Halle Berry, X-Men

20th Century Fox

Hugh Jackman, X-Men Apocalypse

20th Century Fox

Captain America: Civil War, Paul Bettany

Marvel

Zoe Saldana, Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel Studio

Thor Ragnarok

Marvel Studios

Joss Whedon

Marvel Studios

Iron Man 3

Marvel/Walt Disney Pictures

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Marvel Studios

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Marvel Studios

ESC: Black Panther Beauty

 Josh Brolin, Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel Studios

Rebecca Romijn, X-Men

20th Century Fox

Sebastian Stan, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Marvel/Walt Disney Studios

Chloe Bennet, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

ABC

Avengers: Infinity War, Mark Ruffalo

Marvel Studios

Gwyneth Paltrow, Iron Man 2

Paramount Pictures

Spider-Man Homecoming, Tom Holland

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Agent Carter, Hayley Atwell

ABC

Doug Jones, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

20th Century Fox

Kat Dennings, Thor

Marvel Studios

Iron Fist

Netflix

Angela Bassett, Black Panther

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Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

ABC/Kelsey McNeal

Spider-Man Homecoming, Zendaya

Chuck Zlotnick/CTMG

Marvel's The Punisher, Jon Bernthal

Netflix

Jamie Chung, The Gifted

Annette Brown/FOX

Avengers: Infinity War, Winston Duke, Danai Gurira, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans

Marvel Studios

Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Daredevil

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Fantastic Four, Jessica Alba

20th Century Fox

Zachary Levi, Thor

Marvel Studios

Rosario Dawson, Daredevil

Netflix

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Marvel/Disney Enterprises

Gregg Sulkin, Runaways

Patrick Wymore/Hulu

Elizabeth Banks, Spider-Man

Marvel Studios

Thor Ragnarok, Karl Urban

Jasin Boland/Marvel

Iron Fist, Jessica Henwick

Netflix

Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney

Olivia Munn, X-Men

20th Century Fox

Reid Scott, Venom

Frank Masi/Sony Pictures

Elizabeth Henstridge, Agents of SHIELD

ABC

James Marsters, Runaways

Paul Sarkis/Hulu

Laura Harrier, Spider-Man: Homecoming

Marvel Studios

Seth Green, Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel Studios

E! News will update this story as more tributes pour in throughout the day.

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