Marvel Comics Legend STAN LEE Passes Away At 95
Sad news for all the Marvel stans out there—legendary writer, editor, and publisher of Marvel Comics and executive producer of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Stan Lee has passed away. He was 95 years old.
"My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man," Lee's daughter J.C. confirmed the news to TMZ. Over the years, the beloved creator of our favorite superheroes had suffered from various illnesses—from pneumonia to heart complications—forcing him to cancel some major convention appearances, including his supposed visit in Manila earlier this year for the Asia ComicCon 2018.
Born Stanley Lieber, the now-dubbed "Father of Marvel" began working in the industry in 1939 and revolutionized the Marvel comics in the 1960s. He created and co-created amazing characters like Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, and Ant-Man. His staple cameo appearances have been much-anticipated in every Marvel movie.
His wife of 69 years, Joan, died in July 2017.
In 2008, Lee was awarded the National Medal of Arts, the highest US government award for creative artists.
Your memory and awesome contribution will live on. Rest in peace, Stan "The Man" Lee!