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...