Famed comic creator and overall icon Stan Lee has died with Lee’s daughter’s attorney confirming the news. He was 95.
Lee was taken to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday after suffering a medical emergency, and was declared dead shortly afterwards.
Lee ushered in a comicbook renaissance by co-creating iconic superheroes Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men. He transformed Marvel Comics into a powerhouse, featuring socially relevant stories that spoke to young readers in a way the form hadn’t previously.
Lee himself left Marvel in 1972 but retained the title chairman emeritus throughout his life and became something of an ambassador for the comicbook industry.
Although no longer directly involved with the company, Lee received producing credits and appeared in cameos in Marvel’s live-action efforts.