Stan Lee has paid tribute to Marvel legend Marie Severin, after she passed away on Thursday (30.08.18).

The 95-year-old founder of the iconic comic franchise took to Twitter on Friday (31.08.18) to honour the memory of artist Marie - who co-created Spider-Woman - who passed away this week at the age of 89 after suffering a stroke.

Stan shared images of the artist's early work on 'Spider-Woman' - which Marie co-created in 1976 - 'Hulk' and 'Sub-Mariner'.

He wrote: ''In memory of Marie Severin''

Marie was taken into hospice care earlier this week, where she passed away after being unable to recover from a stroke, which had been her second after previously facing the same health scare in 2007.

Her pal Irene Vartanoff confirmed her death on Facebook, writing: ''I'm very sorry to report that Marie Severin, the funniest and nicest woman in the comic book biz ever, is no more. Here's a pic from happier days only a few years ago. I would have cropped myself out of this photo, but notice where Marie's left hand is. Incorrigible! Love you, Marie. (sic)''

Meanwhile, other comic book legends also took to social media to pay homage to the colourist.

'Batman' writer Tom King shared a sketch of Marie and a collage of marvel characters including Captain America and Iron Man.

He said: ''RIP Marie Severin. One of the great cartoonists in comics and likely the greatest colorist in the history of comics. We stand on the shoulder of giants.''

Deadpool creator Robert Liefeld tweeted: ''Rest In Peace, Marie Severin. Uber talented, trail blazing Marvel artist has passed away at 89 years old. Her work is stunning and had tremendous impact on Marvel in the late 60's early 70's!''

The official San Diego Comic Con also tweeted a picture of Marie, smiling and holding an award.

They wrote: ''We are sad to hear of the passing of Marie Severin, her contributions to the comics industry have left an indelible mark.

''A trailblazer and remarkable talent she will be greatly missed. Our condolences go out to her family, friends and countless fans.''