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12th Nov 2018

Legendary comic book creator Stan Lee dies aged 95

Wayne Farry

Stan Lee

The well-known comic writer, editor and film producer has died

Stan Lee, the creator of some of the world’s most-beloved comic book characters, has died at the age of 95 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles.

Lee began his career in the comic book business in 1939, before revolutionising the industry by creating The Fantastic Four with Jack Kirby in 1961. He is credited or co-credited with creating such famous superheroes as Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Incredible Hulk and Daredevil.

He stepped away from comic book writing in 1972 to focus on publishing

The comic book legend, whose wife of 69 years passed away in 2017, is survived by his daughter JC, who told TMZ: “My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man.”

A legend and visionary in the comic book industry, Lee had in recent years been a regular on the big screen due to his consistent cameos in Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

After news of his passing emerged, thousands of Marvel fans took to social media to pay tribute to a man who helped Marvel Comics grow from a tiny company to the biggest producer of comics books in the world.