Legendary Comic-Book Writer, Publisher, and Producer Stan Lee Has Sadly Passed Away

Marvel Comics co-creater Stan Lee has sadly passed away at the age of 95.

The real-life superhero was well-known for creating iconic characters such as Spider-Man, X-Men, Thor, Iron Man, Black Panther, and The Fantastic Four. His cameo appearances in nearly every Marvel film are something fans have always looked forward to and reports say that he may have already filmed one for the upcoming Captain Marvel.

In 2009, the Walt Disney Company bought Marvel Entertainment for $4 billion. Most of the top-grossing superhero films of all time featured Marvel characters that Lee had a hand in creating.

In an interview with the Chicago Tribune back in April of 2014, Lee said in a statement, “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.”