‘He was like a second father to me’: Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno was devastated after the world lost a gem like Stan Lee in 2018

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Bodybuilding legend Lou Ferrigno has received widespread acclaim for his role in and as ‘The Incredible Hulk’. While the icon started out as a bodybuilder, he struck gold in Hollywood. Fans loved him for his portrayal of the superhero. Incidentally, Hulk series creator Stan Lee was also fond of the star.

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Sadly, Stan Lee passed away in 2018. Since then, many actors have paid tribute to the late creator who breathed life into many comic book heroes. Legend Lou Ferrigno was one of them. Upon hearing the news of Lee’s passing, the star expressed his grief in a heartwarming statement.

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Lou Ferrigno calls Stan Lee his second father

The Incredible Hulk talked about his relationship with the comic book writer. He had always been grateful to Stan Lee for trusting him to play the role of Hulk. As he spoke about everything the comic book artist meant to him, the star exclaimed: “It makes me very emotional because he was like a second father to me.” The Hulk was an extremely special movie, and it only came to life because of the creator.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 08: (LR) The Incredible Hulk and actor Lou Ferrigno attend Marvel Universe LIVE! Age Of Heroes World Premiere Celebrity Red Carpet Event at Staples Center on July 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for Feld Entertainment)

Stan Lee acted as Lou’s mentor for the film. He was also a great friend of the actor. The former bodybuilder has also often mentioned how Stan Lee is the reason his life has improved. He’s always been incredibly grateful to the King of Comics.

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Stan Lee has also been called the cameo king of his films. The Marvel Cinematic Universe, where Stan Lee’s superheroes have come together in different films, has seen appearances from the genius in hilarious roles. Lee often acted as various secondary characters to entertain the audience.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 20: Lou Ferrigno attends the Los Angeles premiere of new Paramount + series ‘The Offer’ at Paramount Studios on April 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)

In an Instagram Publish as of 2021, Lou once again recalled his memories with Stan Lee. Calling him “best cameo partner ever”, the star expressed how much she misses him. The universe created by Stan Lee had a huge impact on the masses. Although his legacy lives on, stars like Lou Ferrigno will always be grateful for his contribution to film.

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