Tom Holland would arguably be without a job if not for Steve Ditko.
The American comic book illustrator was the co-creator of Spider-Man and was responsible for thinking up Spidey’s suit, as well as his wall-climbing abilities.
The artist passed away this week in his New York home at the age of 90.
Spider-Man: Homecoming actor, Tom Holland, has now paid tribute to the late nonagenarian.
We all want to leave our mark on the world – this guy crushed it.
He made so many people so happy and changed lives – most of all, mine!
Thank you Steve – your life lives on man, thank you #SteveDitko
— Tom Holland (@TomHolland1996) July 8, 2018
“We all want to leave our mark on the world — this guy crushed it. He made so many people so happy and changed lives — most of all, mine! Thank you Steve — your life lives on man, thank you,” wrote the 22-year-old.
Tribute was also paid to Ditko by Marvel:
Thank you, Steve. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/sDCYlciRxh
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 8, 2018
The illustrator’s cause of death has been attributed to a heart attack.
He never married during his lifetime and did not have any children.