Robert Downey Jr. Shares Touching Message on Stan Lee’s Birthday

Robert Downey Jr. at the Avengers: Infinity War premiere
Robert Downey Jr. at the Avengers: Infinity War premiere, Photo: ©PATRICKMCMULLAN.COM

East Hampton resident Robert Downey Jr. shared a touching Instagram tribute to Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee on what would have been his 97th birthday.

The actor, credited with helping start the expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to his star turn as Iron Man, wrote, “We miss you,” with a photo of him and Lee holding a commemorative Iron Man prop.

Lee died in 2018.

In 2016, Lee said of Downey Jr. “That man was born to be Iron Man, you know?”

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