Comic book legend Stan Lee has died, aged 95

“I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realize: entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it, they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you’re able to entertain, you’re doing a good thing” – Stan Lee.

Marvel comics legend Stan Lee has passed away at the age of 95.

The iconic writer and publisher is understood to have died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles early Monday morning.


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Lee was the main man behind some of the world’s best known comic book characters, having co-created Spider-Man, X-Men, The Hulk, Fantastic Four, Doctor Strange, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Thor, Captain America, among many others.

He is also known for his much-loved cameo appearances, having starred in all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s films from 2008 to present.

Lee has also made an appearance in all of the Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man films, X-Men movie universe, Fantastic Four films, and Deadpool films.

In 2017, he became a “Disney Legend” alongside his co-creator Jack Kirby.

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Hundreds of Hollywood stars and fellow colleagues have since taken to social media to mourn the loss of the “pioneering force in the superhero universe.”

“Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created,” Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company said.

“A super hero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect. The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart.

“Marvel and the entire The Walt Disney Company salute the life and career of Stan Lee and offer their undying gratitude for his unmatchable accomplishments within their halls. Every time you open a Marvel comic, Stan will be there.”

Stan Lee is survived by his daughter, Joan Celia Lee.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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