Stan Lee, a legend in the comic book industry, has passed away at age 95 after being taken by ambulance to a hospital in Los Angeles early this morning according to TMZ.
Lee is responsible for some of the largest comic book franchises in history including The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, X-Men, The Avengers, and more. His career began in 1938 when the 16-year-old Lee was hired as an assistant at Timely Comics, and his start at superhero writing began with a story called “Captain America Foils the Traitor’s Revenge” in May 1941’s Captain America Comics #3.
Rest in peace, Stan Lee. pic.twitter.com/D1hpQ8HADY
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 12, 2018
Lee cameoed in most Marvel films, animated series, television shows, and video games. He most recently appeared in the 2018 film Ant-Man and the Wasp as a shrunken senior and the 2018 Playstation 4 video game Spider-Man as a short-order cook.
The entertainment world has lost a true legend. Rest in peace, Stan Lee.
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