Stan Lee Passes Away at 95
The man, the myth, the legend, Stan Lee has passed on. He was 95 years of age.
Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics was larger than life thanks to his creations such as Spider-Man, X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther, and more. With recent success at the box office, fans always looked for Lee’s cameo in all the Marvel movies, no matter what studio released them.
Lee, according to the Hollywood Reporter, died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. His wife had passed just last year and since then his health has declined causing him to cancel convention appearances all across the country as well as an acting cameo in Deadpool 2.
What Lee did changed the comic industry forever.
“I used to think what I did was not very important,” he told the Chicago Tribune in April 2014. “People are building bridges and engaging in medical research, and here I was doing stories about fictional people who do extraordinary, crazy things and wear costumes. But I suppose I have come to realize that entertainment is not easily dismissed.”
After DC Comics’ lead debuted the Justice League comics, Lee and Kirby launched their own superhero series, The Fantastic Four, for the newly renamed Marvel Comics in late 1961. This started a series of amazing creations, with most of Marvel’s mainstays and big names being from the mind of Lee.
Survivors include a daughter J.C. and younger brother Larry Lieber, a writer and artist for Marvel. Another daughter, Jan, died in infancy.
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