Stan Lee, Superhero of Marvel Comics, Dies at Age 95

Nov. 12, 2018

Stan Lee — who as chief writer and editor of Marvel Comics helped create some of the most enduring superheroes of the 20th century, was a major force behind the breakout successes of the comic-book industry in the 1960s and early ’70s, and oversaw his company’s emergence as an international media behemoth — has died in Los Angeles. He was 95.

He was declared dead on Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, a lawyer for Mr. Lee’s daughter J. C. Lee, The Associated Press reported.

Mr. Lee was for many the embodiment of Marvel, if not comic books in general. A writer, editor, publisher, Hollywood executive and tireless promoter (of Marvel and of himself), he played a critical role in what comics fans call the medium’s silver age.
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