Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee Dies at 95
Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee died on Monday at the age of 95, according to TMZ. Lee’s cause of death has not been released, though he struggled with health issues. Lee had pneumonia in February and had developed progressive hearing and vision loss. He was known for creating many well-known superheroes for Marvel Comics, including Spider-Man, Thor and X-Men.
Lee was a formative figure in the comic world, first as a writer and then as an editor, publisher, producer and more. He was also known to have a cameo in most Marvel movies.
He created many characters over the years, including some with disabilities. Daredevil, who was created by Lee in 1964 and whose film premiered in 2003, was blind. Daredevil was the first superhero with a disability to have his own comic series. Professor X from “X-Men,” which spawned multiple movies, used a wheelchair. Dr. Strange from “Doctor Strange” lost the use of his hands after a car accident.
Fans, actors cast in Marvel movies and even Marvel’s competitor, DC Comics, reacted to the legend’s death on Twitter.
Thank you Stan Lee for making people who feel different realize they are special.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) November 12, 2018
There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 12, 2018
Sad to hear about the passing of Stan Lee. Not only was he instrumental in creating some of the most iconic & influential characters in the American literary canon, he seemed to be a genuinely kind, decent & caring person & that above all else is the greatest “super power.” RIP https://t.co/ZnpgvORLRM
— Andy Biersack (@andyblack) November 12, 2018
He changed the way we look at heroes, and modern comics will always bear his indelible mark. His infectious enthusiasm reminded us why we all fell in love with these stories in the first place. Excelsior, Stan.
— DC (@DCComics) November 12, 2018
I wish I got to thank Stan Lee for how many times his creations inspired my creativity. Rest in Power to a Legend.
— Casey (@LeanandCuisine) November 12, 2018
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.
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