TMZ reported, citing Stan Lee's daughter, that the legendary co-creator of Marvel Comics has died at the age of 95.
The cause of his death has not yet been reported, while TMZ said that "an ambulance rushed to Lee’s Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. We’re told that’s where he died."
In February 2018, Lee was hospitalized with irregular heartbeat and a shortness of breath.
Lee, who founded Marvel in 1969 jointly with Jack Kirby, is believed to have created Spider-Man, the Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, and other iconic cartoon characters.
People around the world rushed to Twitter to express their condolences.
R.I.P. STAN LEE Thank you 🙏🏽 for being so brilliant and creating what we now know as the MARVEL universe. Legendary Icon #stanlee pic.twitter.com/CWaj5wXymo 😭😭😭 we're American man.. peace guy pic.twitter.com/dQI5ksHUtr— Jersey (@jerseyflly) November 12, 2018
Rest in Peace Stan Lee.— h o l l o w 🦁 (@HollowPoiint) November 12, 2018
A true artist.
Rip Stan Lee our memories of you will be remembered for Eternity! pic.twitter.com/F0Wrq3lFga— John Moody (@creativeguyjl) November 12, 2018
Stan lee nos ha dejado, estoy consternado— Furibundo (@Furibundo1) November 12, 2018
We will never forget you pic.twitter.com/eGpkO1CaRM
Rest In Peace to the man who created some of my childhood heroes. Thanks for all you did Stan Lee. pic.twitter.com/x4LiMolGtP— Kyle Hartford (@stuffkyletweets) November 12, 2018
Legendary comic-book creator Stan Lee has been lately at the centre of a struggle with his daughter JC over his property and legacy.