The Legendary Stan Lee Has Died At Age 95

Yolanda Curtis
November 14, 2018

"He felt an obligation to his fans to keep creating", his daughter JC Lee told Reuters in a statement. "His passing today marks a devastating and painful moment in time, but the legacy of Stan Lee, through his creative genius and his universes of characters, will continue to reach the world of true believers for generations to come". He was 95 and had suffered several illnesses in recent years.

In the 70s, as the publisher for Marvel, Lee used his editorial page, 'Stan's Soapbox, ' to speak to the comic book reader about issues such as discrimination, intolerance, and prejudice. His work converted Marvel into a comic book juggernaut, and eventually into the multimedia behemoth that has created the highest-grossing superhero movies of all time.

Flowers and mementos are pictured on the star of late Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on Monday. He is also known for his numerous cameos in Marvel Cinematic Universe films. He sued Marvel for royalties for 2002's "Spider-Man" movie, later settling for $10 million.

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"A champion of promoting literacy and the arts, Lee founded the Stan Lee Foundation in 2010 with the goal of supporting, "...equal access to literacy and education".

Chris Evans, who played Captain America, tweeted: "There will never be another Stan Lee".

With legends such as Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, Stan Lee created some of the most enduring figures in comic book history including The Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, The Avengers and many more.

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Lee also filed a suit against his former company, Pow!

For the unaware, Lee got his start in the comics industry in 1939, working as an assistant at Timely Comics, according to Gamespot.

The U.S. Army said it was grateful for Lee's service. Though his name was behind some of our most beloved superheroes, many younger fans knew Lee's face because he appeared in every single Marvel film from 1989 to 2018.

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