Stan Lee, American Comic-Book Icon Passes Away At 95

Stan Lee, American Comic-Book Icon Passes Away At  95

Stan Lee, American Comic-Book Icon Passes Away At  95 

New Delhi: Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world's movie screens, has died. He was 95 years old.

Lee, the face of comic book culture in the United States, died early Monday in Los Angeles, according to US entertainment outlets including The Hollywood Reporter. He had suffered a number of illnesses in recent years.

He was born Stanley Lieber on Dec. 28, 1922, began his career in 1939 and joined the Marvel Comics in 1961, Xinhua reported.

Stan Lee, considered as one of the most legendary names in the history of comic books and the leading creative force behind the rise of Marvel Comics. He co-created iconic fictional characters such as Spider-Man, X-Men, the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and many more.

Those superheroes have been adapted into blockbuster films, most of which were made after Disney acquired Marvel in a 4-billion-dollar deal in 2009.

On Monday, Disney posted a tweet in remembrance of the comic legend. In the tweet, the CEO Disney Robert Iger said Lee was as extraordinary as the characters he created.

Iger said, "A super hero in his own right to Marvel fans around the world, Stan had the power to inspire, to entertain, and to connect."

(Inputs from news agency IANS)