Pop culture icon Stan Lee dies at 95
Nov 12, 2018, 12:32 PM | Updated: Feb 7, 2023, 3:47 pm
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Stan Lee, the co-creator of notable comic book characters like Spider-Man and the X-Men, died Monday, TMZ reported.
He had reportedly suffered a variety of illnesses over the past few years.
He and artist Jack Kirby, who died in 1994, helped conceive of many of the characters and storylines that define the Marvel universe.
Lee and Kirby also created The Avengers, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther and The Fantastic Four.
In his later years, Lee made his mark through cameo appearances in a variety of Marvel films. He’s also lent his voice to dozens of projects. His first official live-action cameo came in “The Trial of the Incredible Hulk,” a made-for-TV movie that aired in 1989.
Lee is survived by his daughter daughter, J.C. Lee. His wife, Joan, died last year.