Published: Tue, November 13, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Comic writer and Marvel legend Stan Lee dead at 95

Comic writer and Marvel legend Stan Lee dead at 95

His daughter, J.C. Lee, confirmed his death with TMZ. A rich collection of characters grew out of his nonstop plotting sessions with his artists, including the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, and more. Reportedly, he breathed his last at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.

He died early Monday in Los Angeles, his daughter confirmed to U.S. entertainment outlets. The "real-life superhero" had a key hand in creating one of the most impressive comic-book universes ever, and his cameos in Marvel films only added to his legacy. Just 2 years later, at the age of 19, Stan Lee was made the editor-in-chief of the company where he had started working.

Despite this, the news has hit the entertainment industry and his fans hard, with many of them - famous or otherwise - already expressing their condolences and appreciation online for a man who touched so many lives. 'Nuff said, and rest in peace. So, with the fourth Avengers movie wrapped and slated for a May 3, 2019 release date, fans can expect at least one more appearance by Stan "The Man" Lee.

Stan Lee revolutionized comic books by delicately balancing superhuman powers with humanizing choices and giving young people everywhere heroes they could relate to.

A statement on Marvel.com reads: "Today, Marvel Comics and The Walt Disney Company pause and reflect with great sadness on the passing of Marvel Chairman Emeritus, Stan Lee".

"So, Stan, typically we try to get him out - he doesn't love to fly - so we try to get him out for his cameos around the same time".

Ryan Reynolds, the face of Marvel's cynical superhero Deadpool, summed up the general sentiment with these words: "Damn". While that is that, superheroes of the Marvel cinematic universe are saying their final goodbyes to their ultimate leader and it's heart-wrenching.

"You let us be extra human.superhuman even", tweeted Mark Ruffalo, who plays the Hulk, sharing a photo of fellow Avengers actors Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson.

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