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The father of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee dies at 95

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Stan Lee, the famous editor, writer, and publisher of Marvel Comic series died at the age of 95.  Stan Lee was suffering from numerous illnesses for a long time. He died early on Monday in Los Angeles.

Lee was a real-life hero for the comic book lovers. He was the mastermind behind the creation of fantabulous characters like Spider-Man, the X-Man, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther and the ‘Fantastic Four’, Daredevil, and Ant-Man among countless other characters.

Lee faced various obstacles and hurdles in the latter years of his life, especially after the death of his wife Joan, 69-years, in July 2017. He sued the executives of the company POW! Entertainment- he had created in 2001 to develop film, TV, and video game properties– for $1 billion alleging fraud, then abruptly dropped the suit weeks later. He also sued his ex-business manager and filed for a restraining order. Lee’s estate is estimated to be worth as much as $70 million.

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In his interview to the Chicago Tribune in 2014, Lee stated that “I used to think what I did was not very important. People are building bridges and engaging in medical research, and here I was doing stories about fictional people who do extraordinary, crazy things, and wear costumes. But I suppose I have come to realize that entertainment is not easily dismissed.”

Disney Chairman and CEO, Bob Iger said in a statement, “Stan Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created. A superhero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain and to connect. The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart.”

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Kevin Feige of Marvel Studio Product also paid a rich tribute to Stan Lee and said, “No one has had more of an impact on my career and everything we do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee”.

“Stan leaves an extraordinary legacy that will outlive us all. Our thoughts are with his daughter, his family and the millions of fans who have been forever touched by Stan’s genius, charisma and heart,” Feige said further.