Los Angeles, Ca.- It’s a sad sad day, the man who co-created Marvel Comics, has died … Stan’s daughter tells TMZ.
According to TMZ reports, an ambulance rushed to Lee’s Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Where he was pronounced dead. Lee had suffered several illnesses over the last year or so – Including pneumonia, which led to the cancelation of a number of appearances.
Stan Lee wore many hats through his LONG career. He was a writer, editor, publisher, and producer. He rose through the ranks of a family-run business to become Marvel Comics‘ primary creative leader for two decades. It was with his imagination and love for his “superheros” that gave a small division of a publishing house all the material it needed to become its own multimedia corporation that would and still does dominate the comics industry.
Lee and Jack Kirby started Marvel in 1961 with The Fantastic Four. He later would go on to create a number of household name superhero’s including Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man and The Avengers. Lee was known for making cameo appearances in all of the Marvel movies.
Lee had been in the media recently for a home invasion and the ongoing financial escapades of some bad doers that seem fit the story line of one of Lee’s many comic book stories, including using his blood as merchandise.
The news of Lee’s passing hit the one and only person surviving him the hardest, daughter Joan Celia Lee.
My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man. He felt an obligation to his fans to keep creating. He loved his life, and he loved what he did for a living. His family loved him, and his fans loved him. He was irreplaceable.’
We can honestly say Stan Lee joins the very few who have had such a huge influence on so many generations.
All I thought about when I wrote my stories was, “I hope that these comic books would sell so I can keep my job and continue to pay the rent.” Never in a million years could I have imagined that it would turn into what it has evolved into nowadays. Never. – Stan Lee
Stan Lee was 95.