New York: Stan Lee, who gave the world the X-Men, Spider-Man, the Avengers and Black Panther died at the age of 95. The cause of death is not known, but reports suggest that he died at a hospital, after an ambulance was called to his Hollywood Hills home during the wee hours of Monday. Also Read - Stan Lee, Creator of Marvel Comics Superheroes, to Have Cameo in Movie 'Ralph Breaks The Internet'
Lee’s daughter, JC LEE, told Reuters, “He loved his life and he loved what he did for a living. His family loved him and his fans loved him. He was irreplaceable.” Also Read - Stan Lee Accused of Sexual Misconduct with Massage Therapist
Lee, born Stanley Lieber on Dec. 28, 1922, began his career in 1939 and joined the Marvel Comics in 1961, Xinhua reported. Also Read - World Cartoonists' Day 2017: RK Laxman, Walt Disney, Bill Watterson and few other cartoonists you must know about!
He is considered as one of the most legendary names in the history of comic books and the leading creative force behind the rise of Marvel Comics. He co-created iconic fictional characters such as Spider-Man, X-Men, the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and many more.
Those superheroes have been adapted into blockbuster films, most of which were made after Disney acquired Marvel in a 4-billion-dollar deal in 2009.
Disney on Monday tweeted in remembrance of the comic legend. In the tweet, Disney CEO Robert Iger said Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created.
“A superhero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect,” said Iger.
(With agencies inputs)