Stan Lee, the co-founder of Marvel Comics, has passed away at age 95.
Stan Lee, who started Marvel Comics in 1961 with Jack Kirby, has died at age 95 according to TMZ. The cause of death is still unknown. Lee has had suffered various illnesses over the past year and was in deteriorating health. TMZ has reported that Lee was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, where he passed away.
Lee created numerous characters for the Marvel universe, including Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man, and The Avengers. Lee also appeared in every Marvel movie in some shape or form. His final appearance in a Marvel movie was in the 2018 movie Venom. Lee did not directly create the character of Eddie Brock (aka Venom). Lee appeared in several other movies in 2018, including Black Panther, Deadpool 2, Avengers: Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp.
However, Lee’s relationship with Marvel initially hit a snag when the company decided to focus on movies. He sued the company in 2002 over the first Spider-Man film. The two settled for $10 million in 2005. Lee’s wife, Joan, died last year. His daughter, J.C. Lee, survives him.
“My father loved all of his fans,” said the younger Lee. “He was the greatest, most decent man.”
Lee will now join his loving wife. He will be sorely missed by all people, especially Marvel Comics fans.