Marvel's legendary co-creator Stan Lee passes away at 95

Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics whose awesome but also flawed creations made him a real-life superhero to comic book lovers everywhere passed away at the age of 95

Stan Lee Marvel's legendary co-creator Stan Lee passes away at 95 Source : Press

Stan Lee passed away on November 12, according to his family attorney. Though the cause of his death is yet unknown it was reported that Stan was rushed from his Hollywood Hills home by ambulance and taken to the hospital where he passed away. Stan Lee in slicked-back silver hair, aviators, bushy moustache, comfy sweaters had created an image for himself back in the 1970s. He stuck with the style until his mid-90s, and we all just assumed he stopped aging, too. How wrong we were.

Stan worked with the late Jack Kirby, created some of the most unforgettable comic book characters in the world: the X-Men, Spider-Man, the Avengers, Loki, Black Panther, Deadpool, the Fantastic Four...the list goes on. Those are just the characters who were adapted to screen; there are hundreds of more heroes brought to life on the page by these incredible men.

Lee's final years seemed quite tumultuous. After his wife Joan passed away in July 2017, he sued executives at POW! Entertainment- for $1 billion alleging fraud, then suddenly dropped the suit weeks later. In 2018 it was revealed that the Los Angeles Police Department was investigating reports of elder abuse against him.

His own work and frequent artist-writer collaborators Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and others, he turned Marvel's from a small venture into the world's No. 1 publisher of comic books and, later, a multimedia giant, as in 2009 The Walt Disney Co. bought Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion.

Stan will always be one of our biggest heroes. He'll definitely be remembered fondly for his goofy cameos in every Marvel movie. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts go out to Stan's many loved ones.