Comic book writer, editor and publisher, Stan Lee has passed away at the age of 95.
TMZ reported, that an ambulance was called to Lee’s Hollywood Hills home on Monday morning, as he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he later died. TMZ says, Lee had suffered several illnesses over the last year or so — he had a bout of pneumonia and vision issues.
Lee was born as Stanley Martin Lieber on December 28, 1922 to immigrant Jewish parents and grew up in the working class Manhattan enclave of Washington Heights.
Stan Lee started his carrier in the comic book industry in 1939 alongside Jack Kirby at the age of 19. The two created some of the most iconic characters in the genre’s history, including Spider-Man, X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, Ant-Man, and more. Lee became famous in recent years for making memorable cameos since 1989 in the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including this year’s blockbusters “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”
Stan Lee married to Joan B. Lee in 1947 and had two children. Sadly, his wife passed away in July 2017.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Stan Lee (1922-2018)