It’s a sad day for Comic Book fans and anyone who is a fan of Marvel films. Stan ”The Man” Lee has passed away at the age of 95.
Lee is the modern-day godfather of comic book mythos and legend. He created characters such as Spider-Man, Fantastic Four, X-Men, and The Hulk. Lee died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a source told The Hollywood Reporter.
Per The Hollywood Reporter:
Lee’s final few years were tumultuous. After Joan, his wife of 69 years, died in July 2017, he sued executives at POW! Entertainment — a company he founded in 2001 to develop film, TV and video game properties — for $1 billion for fraud, then abruptly dropped the suit weeks later.
He also sued his ex-business manager and filed for a restraining order against a man who had been handling his affairs. (Lee’s estate was estimated to be worth as much as $70 million.) And in June 2018, it was revealed that the Los Angeles Police Department had been investigating reports of elder abuse against him.
Stan Lee’s influence has been felt in television, film, animation, toys, video games, and more. He will be missed.
He made us believe in radioactive spiders, gamma rays, and teenagers with extraordinary powers. He opened the door for the fantastic and the incredible. Stan Lee was and forever will be a modern literary Marvel. Nuff Said.