US Army pays tribute to Stan Lee: 'Rest in peace, Soldier'
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The U.S. Army on Monday paid tribute to legendary comic book creator Stan Lee, whose Monday death sparked thousands of condolences from dedicated supporters and fans.

Lee served in the Army for three years during World War II. 

"Rest in peace, Soldier," the U.S. Army tweeted. "Comic book creator @TheRealStanLee has passed away at the age of 95. Lee served in the #USArmy Signal Corps during WWII from 1942-1945. We are deeply grateful for his service to our country and for his tremendous support to servicemembers. #Excelsior!"  

Lee, formerly the editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, died in Los Angeles at age 95 on Monday. He helped create beloved comic book characters including Spider Man, Iron Man, the Hulk and Blank Panther. 

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Many of Lee's comic book characters became the subject of acclaimed films over the past decade.

"Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created," Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger said in a statement. "A super hero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect. The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart." 

The cause of death is not yet known.