Stan Lee, 95, who is best known as a writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics, passed away early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
He was an American comic-book writer, editor, and publisher. 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.
He was an influential creator of Marvel Comics characters such as the X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Hulk, Iron Man and Spider-Man and many more.
He passed away on Monday morning after being rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Lee’s daughter J.C. said an ambulance rushed to his Hollywood Hills home from where he was taken to the hospital, and following which he died.
She stated that, “He felt an responsibility to his fans to keep creating. 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. My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man.”
Earlier in January this year, he had suffered a health scare when he was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after experiencing shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat.