Stan Lee, creator of Marvel superheroes, dies at 95
Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor, and publisher of Marvel Comics has died. He was 95.
The comic book author, survived by his daughter, JC Lee, reportedly died at the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a family lawyer.
As per reports, in recent years, Lee had periodically suffered from illnesses, including a bout of pneumonia.
He created The Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics in 1961, and went on to create various characters including Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk.
The CEO of Lee's Pow! Entertainment praised the "father of pop culture" for inventing "universes of characters".
Speaking to the media, JC Lee reportedly said that her father was "the greatest, most decent man".
"He felt an obligation to his fans to keep creating," she said.
As the news broke, fans and well-wishers have taken to the social media to pay tributes to the beloved creator.
"There will never be another Stan Lee," wrote Chris Evans, who played Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
"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!!" he added.
"Damn... RIP Stan. Thanks for everything," wrote actor Ryan Reynolds, who played the title role in Deadpool.