Stan Lee: Marvel Comics Legend Reportedly Dead At 95
Stan Lee, the feisty writer, editor and publisher, who was responsible for such iconic characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and the Fantastic Four, has reportedly died. He was 95.
Lee was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he later died, according to TMZ.
It is understood that he had suffered several illnesses over the last year or so including a bout of pneumonia and vision issues.
We lost a hero. He may not have worn a cape or a cowl, or wielded a hammer or shield, but with a pen he had a power that would make Thor shudder. The work of Stan Lee will inspire people for generations to come. Rest in peace to a man who means more to me than he could ever know. pic.twitter.com/TiHXwx2zor
— Captain America Fan (@theCaptainAFan) November 12, 2018
The family attorney also confirmed his death to the Associated Press.
“An ambulance was rushed to his home Monday morning and he was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.”
Other multiple sources say Lee, who began in the business in 1939 and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man, among countless other characters, died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
On his own and through his work with frequent artist-writer collaborators Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko (who died in July) and others, Lee catapulted Marvel from a tiny venture into the world’s No. 1 publisher of comic books and, later, a multimedia giant.
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In 2009, The Walt Disney Co. bought Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion, and most of the top-grossing superhero films of all time — led by Avengers: Infinity War‘s $2.05 billion worldwide take earlier this year — have featured Marvel characters.