Marvel Comics Legend Stan Lee Dead At Age 95
American comic-book writer, editor, film executive producer, actor, and publisher, Stanley Martin Lieber popularly known as Stan Lee was reported passed away this morning at the age of 95.
Stan Lee was formerly editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and later its publisher and chairman before leaving the company to become its chairman emeritus, as well as a member of the editorial board.
Stanley Martin Lieber was born on December 28, 1922, in Manhattan , New York City , in the apartment of his Romanian-born Jewish immigrant parents, Celia ( née Solomon) and Jack Lieber, at the corner of West 98th Street and West End Avenue in Manhattan .
Stan Lee father was trained as a dress cutter , worked only sporadically after the Great Depression , and the family moved further uptown to Fort Washington Avenue, in Washington Heights, Manhattan . Lee had one younger brother named Larry Lieber
The marvel superheroe has lived a long and incredibly fulfilling life as he co-created Marvel Comics, launching one of the greatest franchises the world has ever known.
The marvel comics starts as he was editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and later its publisher and chairman, leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a large multimedia corporation.
Each Marvel project has been ultra-successful with their films becoming some of the highest-grossing cinema achievements of all time.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Stan Lee passed away today after being rushed to the hospital.
TMZ notes that an ambulance picked up Lee this morning where he was transported to Cedars-Sinai Hospital. He reportedly passed away there.
He is survived by his daughter J.C., who told the publication: “My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man.”
In collaboration with several artists – particularly Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko – he co-created fictional characters including Spider-Man , the Hulk , Doctor Strange , the Fantastic Four , Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men , and – also with co-writer Larry Lieber – the characters Ant-Man , Iron Man, and Thor.
In doing so, he pioneered a more complex approach to writing superheroes in the 1960s, and in the 1970s challenged the standards of the Comics Code Authority , indirectly leading to it updating its policies.
Following his retirement from Marvel, he remained a public figurehead for the company, and frequently made cameo appearances in Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
Meanwhile, he continued independent creative ventures into his 90s.
Lee was inducted into the comic book industry’s Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995. He received a National Medal of Arts in 2008.
His creations will continue to rule the world even after his death as Marvel reaches new heights in their universe.
Stan Lee will surely be remembered for a long time as he’s made a major impact on many of our lives.
R.I.P. to a real-life superhero.