1:49 pm EDT, November 12, 2018

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee dead at 95

TMZ is reporting that Marvel Comics mastermind Stan Lee, one of the most important and recognizable figures in the industry, has died at the age of 95.

Though the cause of his death is still not known, TMZ says “an ambulance rushed to Lee’s Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. We’re told that’s where he died.”

They confirmed his death with his daughter, J.C. “My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man,” she said in a statement.

Said Disney CEO Bob Iger:

Other’s from the Marvel family also responded to the sad news:


According to EW, Lee did not shoot a cameo for the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Whether or not he shot one for the fourth Avengers movie is still a mystery, but we know that several Avengers stars have already completed filming. So, it’s quite possible that Lee already completed his cameo.

Lee helped Marvel Comics go mainstream in the 1960’s by creating colorful heroes that could appeal to large audiences. In recent years Lee enjoyed a steady movie career, making a cameo in every MCU film to date. He even had a cameo in the recent Spider-Man game for Playstation 4.

His contributions to the comic industry cannot be overstated. With Kirby, Bill Everett and Steve Ditko, Lee created Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, and countless others.

Lee has had a few health issues in recent years and was hospitalized earlier this year. He lost his wife of 69 years, Joan, last year. He is survived by his brother Larry Lieber and his daughter J.C.

For those who are interested in learning more about the legend, might we recommend his excellent autobiography.

Excelsior.

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