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Stan Lee

American comic book writer (1922-2018).

Born December 28th, 1922 in Manhattan. [ref]

Died November 12th, 2018 at 95 years old in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (acute myocardial infarction). [ref]

business executive, comics writer, editor, executive producer, film actor, film producer, journalist, publisher, science fiction writer, screenwriter, soldier, television presenter, voice actor, writer

Stan Lee, the groundbreaking and beloved writer, editor, publisher, actor, producer, and the Chairman Emeritus of Marvel Comics, passed away on November 12, 2018 at the age of 95. Stan was born in New York City in 1922 and grew up reading comic books and wanting to write for them. His career began in 1939 as an assistant at Timely Comics before eventually becoming its editor-in-chief by the early 1960s and later the publisher. His work changed the course of American comics when he reimagined many of the Marvel characters, creating some of the most iconic heroes of all time, including Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the X-Men, and Daredevil. Not content to focus solely on the printed page, Stan was also a regular presence on television, acting as the host and narrator on a variety of Marvel-centric shows and movies throughout the years. His creativity and wit provided millions of people with joy. Stan was outspoken in his fight against discrimination and intolerance, and was a proponent of using comics to open minds to new ways of thinking. He also founded the Stan Lee Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting literacy, education, and the arts. Stan is survived by his daughter, J.C. Lee, and his grandson, Max. He is predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Joan B. Lee. His creative, life-changing contributions to the world of comics will be remembered and cherished for generations.

I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens. Woody Allen