Stan Lee, co-founder of Marvel, has died at age 95. He passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center today, after being rushed there by ambulance from his home.
The cause of death has not yet been made public. Lee suffered from a number of recent illnesses, including pneumonia.
Stan Lee will be remembered as the face of Marvel, who created many of the company's most iconic characters. He founded Marvel in 1961 with Jack Kirby.
Lee will be recognizable to younger people by his many cameos in Marvel films. Films that caused a bit of a rift between him and the company. He sued Marvel in 2002 for royalties from the first Spider-Man movie. He was awarded ten million dollars.
Lee continued to fight a number of legal battles in his final years. His wife Joan passed away in 2017, after which he sued POW! Entertainment, which he founded in 2001. He was suing for a billion dollars for alleged fraud, but he dropped the suit quickly. Lee also filed a restraining order and a lawsuit against his former business manager. Sadly, the LAPD reports that they were investigating possible elder abuse against Lee.
He is survived by his daughter J.C.