Although Stan Lee died nearly two months in the past, his birthday (December 28th) was nonetheless noticed by many of his followers the world of comics. One of the Lee-faithfuls is Kevin Smith, the director of such 90s classics as Clerks and Mallrats, remembered the Late Mr. Lee with an Instagram submit the place he described the final time he noticed the Spider-Man creator: his 95th birthday.
Apparently Smith had his doubts in regards to the occasion earlier than it occurred, uncertain about whether or not it was such a good suggestion to shock a 95-year-old man and voiced them to one of many occasion's organizers: "'Are you positive it’s a good suggestion to throw a *shock* celebration for a 95 12 months previous?' But it really was: as you may see within the video, Stan made it by the shock simply fantastic." Smith additionally needed to get out of a previous engagement however, trying again, he is glad he made the trouble:
'The Man’s solely gonna flip 95 as soon as...' I’m SO glad I went, as this was the final time I’d ever see my buddy and hero: two months later, I had an enormous coronary heart assault. And 9 months after that, Stan would go away us for a greater place the place the grasp storytellers collect and reminisce about how their magic phrases modified the world.