And in his final ever message to fans — released on Thursday, three days after his death — Stan Lee wanted them to know how much that adoration was requited.
The new-released video shows the 95-year-old Marvel creator declaring his relationship with his followers was 'an equal love fest — because I love my fans.'
'I cannot tell you how much I love my fans,' he says in the candid video, in a casual conversation before filming an interview with a reporter.
'Sometimes at night I'm sitting here, and I'm thinking "what's it all about?"
SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW ⬇⬇⬇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