Marvel Mogul Stan Lee Dies at 95

Former Marvel editor-in-chief and movie producer Stan Lee has died at age 95, his publicist confirmed Monday. He died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles Monday morning after an ambulance rushed him to the hospital. He reportedly had a history of medical issues, and dealt with a bout of pneumonia earlier this year. Lee, who changed the comic-book industry, co-founded Marvel Comics alongside Jack Kirby in 1961, developing legendary characters like the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, The Avengers, and X-Men. He also made cameos in wildly popular Marvel films. Recently, Lee struggled with a myriad of personal issues—including his wife’s death, allegations of elder abuse investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, and a lawsuit against his ex-business manager. According to TMZ, he is survived by his daughter, Joan. Ryan Reynolds, who plays Deadpool in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, wrote on Twitter, “Damn... RIP Stan. Thanks for everything.”