Stan Lee through the years
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Life and career of comic book legend Stan Lee

Stan Lee through the years

Legendary comic book writer Stan Lee died on Nov. 12, 2018, a family attorney told the AP. He was 95. From creating many of Marvel’s most iconic characters to his well-known cameos, take a look at Lee’s life and career. 

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Stan Lee through the years

Stan Lee speaks to the audience at the opening of Hollywood’s “Marvel Mania” restaurant in 1997. 

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Stan Lee through the years

Stan Lee poses in front of his website StanLee.Net during a photo shoot in January 1999. 

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Stan Lee through the years

Stan Lee poses with Spider-Man during the character’s 40th birthday celebration at Universal Studios on Aug. 13, 2002 in Universal City, California. 

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Stan Lee through the years

Stan Lee poses with Ben Affleck, who played Daredevil, one of Lee’s characters, at the premiere of the movie at the Village Theatre on Feb. 9, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. 

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Stan Lee through the years

Stan Lee and the original Hulk Lou Ferrigno  attend the world premiere of the movie “The Hulk” at Universal Studios on June 17, 2003 in Universal City, California. 

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Stan Lee through the years

Stan Lee checks out a Spider-Man comic at  his Beverly Hills office on June 18, 2004. 

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Stan Lee through the years

Former President George W. Bush presents Stan Lee with the 2008 National Medals of Arts award during an event in the East Room at the White House on Nov. 17, 2008 in Washington, D.C.

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Stan Lee through the years

Stan Lee was married to his wife Joan for more than 69 years before she passed away in July 2017.

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Stan Lee through the years

Stan Lee arrives in style at the premiere of Marvel Studios’ “The Avengers,” which he co-created, at the El Capitan Theatre on April 11, 2012 in Hollywood, California. 

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Stan Lee through the years

Stan Lee attends the premiere of Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” at Dolby Theatre on April 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. 

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Stan Lee through the years

The famed comic book writer was also known for his many cameos in Marvel movies, including “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Thor,” “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Black Panther” (pictured). His last two appearances were in “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

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Stan Lee through the years

Stan Lee and actor Chadwick Boseman, who played the Black Panther, attend the world premiere of the film on Jan. 29, 2018 in Hollywood, California. 

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Stan Lee attends the Global premiere for Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” on April 23, 2018 in Hollywood, California. The event marked one of his last public appearances.

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