Marvel Comics Creator Stan Lee Has Died Aged 95
Stan Lee, the man who created Marvel Comics, has died aged 95.
TMZ reports Lee was rushed to hospital in an ambulance on Monday morning but died shortly after.
Lee's first Marvel Comic was The Fantastic Four, which was published in 1961. Other famous titles he had a hand in creating include Spider-Man, The X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, Iron Man and The Avengers.
Lee is survived by his daughter J.C. and younger brother. His wife of 69 years, Joan, died in July 2017.
Since 1989 Lee has cameoed in almost every Marvel adaptation to hit the big and small screen. From 1989's Trial of the Incredible Hulk to Avengers: Infinity War, Lee even featured in the recent Playstation4 Spider-Man game.
In 2009 Marvel was bought by Disney, elevating the already successful Marvel Cinematic Universe to new heights, spotlighting many of the characters Lee had created with his collaborators, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.
Lee's daughter J.C. told TMZ, "My father loved all his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man."
In 2016, Lee told The Hollywood Reporter, "When you retire you get to do all the things you've always wanted to do... I've been doing the things I've always wanted to do."
"I've always wanted to be involved in entertaining people, whether it was writing, drawing, going to panels, making speeches, meeting fans," he said. "I enjoy the work. I think if you do whatever it is you enjoy doing, you tend to do it well."
"I just get a kick out of it, I just can't see any reason to stop."
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