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Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee Dies at 95
Chairman emeritus of Marvel Comics and brain behind comic characters, Stanley Martin Lieber, a.k.a. Stan Lee, has died at the age of 95.
Stan Lee who is the brain behind much loved comic characters: Spider-man, Iron Man, the Hulk, died on Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
“He felt an obligation to his fans to keep creating, he loved his life and he loved what he did for a living. His family loved him and his fans loved him. He was irreplaceable,” his daughter, J.C. Lee, said in a statement to the media.
“Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created. A super hero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect. The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart,” said Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company.
The Marvel Editor-in-Chief, had created fictional characters that trailed the screen, employing intriguing technique to make readers look forward to a new super hero.
Writing virtually every Marvel title, he worked with Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Gene Colan and John Romita, engraving his life into comics.
Among his brainy collections were the likes of Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, and much more.
Stan stepped up from his position as Editor-in-Chief in 1972 to the role of Publisher at Marvel Comics.
Lee had also attended seminars where he spoke to youths, affirming over and again that he was not ashamed to be a comic book writer.