Comics Legend Stan Lee Dead At 95

Pop culture fans are mourning the death of comics legend Stan Lee today at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 95.

Lee was the co-founder of Marvel Comics, a brand that became an entertainment juggernaut. He created characters and teams like The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, The X-Men, Thor, Black Panther and many others, who jumped from the comic books to cartoons, TV shows and movies, becoming part of our modern mythology.

Those characters were more than just self-righteous good guys beating up the bad guys. They had layers, conflicts, doubts. And to those who think comics characters have only recently become “social justice warriors,” see what Lee had to say about it in 1968:

And more recently, he had things to say about bigotry within the comics industry.


Lee was a beloved frequent attendee of comic conventions, including the one that bore his name, Stan Lee’s Comickaze. And no Marvel film felt complete without a Stan Lee cameo.

Lee began suffering health problems after the death of his wife, Joan, in 2017. During that time, Lee was also at the center of legal troubles. He filed lawsuits against another company he had founded, and against his former business manager, while also obtaining a restraining order against a man who’d been handling his affairs. Last April, writer/director Kevin Smith even offered to let Lee live with him. 

More recently, Lee became active again on Twitter. His last post was a photo of himself during his military service.

Tributes began pouring in shortly after his death was reported by TMZ and other Hollywood media.






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