Comic book legend Stan Lee passed away Monday morning at the age of 95. According to a source, Lee’s daughter J.C. confirmed the news. After an ambulance was dispatched to Lee’s Hollywood Hills home, he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he later died. Lee has suffered numerous illnesses over the years while the official cause of his death hasn’t been announced.
Lee got involved in the comic book world in the late 1930s. He starting branding his work as Marvel Comics in 1961, the same year the company released The Fantastic Four alongside other superhero titles created by Steve Ditko, Lee, Jack Kirby and others. The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment, Marvel Worldwide’s parent company in 2009.
Lee was known for making cameo appearances in most of the Marvel films. Recently, he popped up in Venom. He also makes what would become one of his last cameos in the upcoming Ralph Breaks The Internet film. The latest installment in the Spider-Man’s franchise, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, will be released next month.
Lee is survived by his daughter, his wife of 69 years died last year. “My father loved all of his fans,” J.C. told TMZ. He was the greatest, most decent man.” Naturally, social media has come out in droves to show their respect to the comic book visionary. Chuck D, Pharoahe Monch, Busta Rhymes, Travis Scott, Ghostface Killah are among the many artists who expressed their gratitude to all of Lee’s contributions.