Stan Lee, Co-Creator Of Marvel Comics, Dead At 95
Stan Lee created Marvel Comics with Jack Kirby.
Stan Lee, the co-creator of Marvel Comics, is dead.
According to TMZ, an ambulance picked up Lee from his Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and rushed him to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he passed away at the age of 95.
Throughout last year and early 2018, Lee was frequently in the news for his declining health. In February of this year, he revealed his battle with pneumonia in a heartfelt video.
Lee first started Marvel Comics with Jack Kirby back in 1961. The pair, along with other collaborators like Steve Ditko, went on to create fictional superheroes including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, and others.
When Marvel made its full transition into Hollywood, Lee sued the company in 2002 for royalties he said he was owed for the first Spider-Man film. Three years later he settled the case for $10 million. He has become known for his various cameos in Marvel movies.
Lee’s wife, Joan Lee, died in 2017 at the age of 95 from a stroke. He is survived by his daughter J.C.
“My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man,” J.C. said to TMZ.
This story will be updated as more information is revealed.