LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 12, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee has died at the age of 95, TMZ is reporting.
Lee’s daughter J.C. Lee told TMZ Lee was rushed from his Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he passed away.
TMZ reported Lee had a bout of pneumonia and vision issues over the past year. His cause of death is not known.
Lee was the writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Lee created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man, among other characters.
In 2009, The Walt Disney Co. bought Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion. Most of the top-grossing superhero films of all time have featured Marvel characters.
Lee appeared in cameos in the Marvel movies, shown avoiding falling concrete, watering his lawn, delivering the mail, crashing a wedding, playing a security guard and more.
In 2002, Lee published an autobiography, “Excelsior! The Amazing Life of Stan Lee.”
He had his handprints and footprints immortalized in front of Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre in July 2017, less than two weeks after the death of his wife Joan Lee.
Lee is survived by his daughter and younger brother Larry Lieber, a writer and artist for Marvel.