Obituaries

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics legend behind iconic superheroes such as Spider-Man and X-Men, dead at 95

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics legend behind iconic superheroes such as Spider-Man and X-Men, dead at 95

Marvel mogul Stan Lee, the comic-book genius whose emotionally complex superheroes elevated a children’s genre to a pop culture phenomenon minting billions for Hollywood, died Monday in Los Angeles.

He was 95.

Paramedics responded to an emergency call at Lee’s Hollywood Hills address at 8:34 a.m., a local fire official told the Daily News.

The literary legend was later pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a lawyer for his daughter J.C. Lee confirmed.

A cause of death was not immediately revealed, but Lee suffered a number of medical issues in the last year, including an irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath and pneumonia.

“He had been ill for...

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