Marvel Comics legend, Stan Lee, has passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 95.
Lee, who was the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk, died after battling a number of illnesses.
An ambulance was called to Lee’s home in the Hollywood Hills early Monday. He was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C.
A statement on behalf of his daughter read:
‘JC Lee and all of Stan Lee’s friends and colleagues want to thank all of his fans and well-wishers for their kind words and condolences,’
‘Stan was an icon in his field. His fans loved him and his desire to interact with them. He loved his fans and treated them with the same respect and love they gave him.’
‘He worked tirelessly his whole life creating great characters for the world to enjoy. He wanted to inspire our imagination and for us to all use it to make the world a better place. His legacy will live on forever. Excelsior.’
He tweeted a photo of himself wearing his WWII uniform for Veterans’ Day a day before his death. Many paid tribute to the Marvel legend after hearing the news of his death.
The Walt Disney Company said in a statement:
‘With a heavy heart, we share our deepest condolences with his daughter and brother. We honor and remember the creator, voice, and champion of Marvel… Every time you open a Marvel comic, Stan will be there.’
‘Captain America’ actor Chris Evans wrote on Twitter:
‘There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship, and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!’
Hugh Jackman wrote on Twitter:
‘We’ve lost a creative genius. Stan Lee was a pioneering force in the superhero universe. I’m proud to have been a small part of his legacy and …. to have helped bring one of his characters to life.’
While Robert Downey Jr. wrote:
‘I owe it all to you, Rest In Peace Stan…’
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