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Stan Lee saluted at star-studded tribute featuring Mark Hamill and Kevin Smith

LOS ANGELES - Kevin Smith woke up overwhelmed on Wednesday morning. The filmmaker was somewhat nervous about hosting the evening's tribute to the late Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee.

"I'm honored to send the old man off in this way, and all I have to do is not cry as profusely as I know I'm going to," he told The Times shortly before the ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.

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