After an ambulance was dispatched to Lee’s Hollywood Hills home, he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he later died. While his official cause of death hasn’t been announced, Lee has suffered numerous illnesses over the years.
Lee got involved in the comic book world in the late 1930s. He starting branding his work as Marvel Comics in 1961, the same year the company released The Fantastic Four alongside other superhero titles created by Steve Ditko, Lee, Jack Kirby and others.
The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment — Marvel Worldwide’s parent company — in 2009.
Lee was known for making cameo appearances in most of the Marvel films. Most recently, he popped up in Venom. HipHopDX can also confirm he makes what would become one of his last cameos in the upcoming Ralph Breaks The Internet film.
The latest installment in the Spider-Man’s franchise, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, will be released next month.
Lee is survived by his daughter. Joan —his wife of 69 years — died last year.
“My father loved all of his fans,” J.C. told TMZ. He was the greatest, most decent man.”
Naturally, social media has come out in droves to show their respect to the comic book visionary.
Check out the reactions below.
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) November 13, 2018
Stan Lee. Hmmmm ?. Hip Hop without Marvel references. DMC said he wanted his energy to be reminiscent of the Incredible Hulk. My childhood without Marvel. ? I can’t even fathom that. “Swinging through your town like your neighborhood Spider Man” – Wu.. RIP Stan Lee. pic.twitter.com/1dGKvKgvF5
— PHAROAHE MONCH (@pharoahemonch) November 13, 2018
Thank u Stan Lee for everything.
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) November 12, 2018
Rest In Peace. To the GOAT of GOATS. MR Stan Lee
— O'Shea Jackson Jr #C-137 (@OsheaJacksonJr) November 12, 2018
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I BLAME THANOS… Rest easy big guy!!! You saved me from a life of crime,drugs,and gangs with your amazing tales of heroes great and small!! The album myself and my brother @kraftykuts are making at the moment is inspired and will be dedicated to YOU!!! #Excelsior #AdventuresOfAReluctantSuperhero #marvel #RIPStanLee #2natography
rip stan lee
— timthetatman (@timthetatman) November 12, 2018
— Michael Condrey (@MichaelCondrey) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee was such an inspiring creator. Sad to hear he’s gone. 95 is a pretty good high score, though.
Thanks for adding so much to our lives, Stan.
— Ben Brode (@bbrode) November 12, 2018
Had the honor of meeting Stan Lee last year.
What a legacy.
— Roger Craig Smith (@RogerCraigSmith) November 12, 2018
Stan Lee just passed at 95. And I'm not sure how I am going to get through marvel movies without him.
— Cameron Boyer (@boyerweathers) November 12, 2018
— Sinéad de Vries (@SineaddeVries) November 12, 2018
@TheRealStanLee was as extraordinary as the characters he created. A super hero 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. pic.twitter.com/VQQ44jjrA7
— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) November 12, 2018
— Colleen Doran (@ColleenDoran) November 12, 2018
Words cannot express my sadness… Stan Lee’s work had such an impact on my entire life. His stories changed the world. Thank you, Stan Lee, for everything you've done.
— D-Piddy (@_dpiddy) November 12, 2018
Ringo Starr and Stan Lee pic.twitter.com/2VQ7Alabe6
— Rock N Roll Pictures (@RockNRollPics) November 12, 2018
RIP Stan Lee….you were MARVELous!!! pic.twitter.com/l6gjwWuwQR
— Jerry Lawler (@JerryLawler) November 12, 2018
Today we lost the hero who gave us superheroes, Stan Lee. I’ve never felt so heartbroken over the loss of a celebrity. He has brought joy into my life since early childhood when my dad began passing his comics down to me. Rest easy, legend ♥️ pic.twitter.com/d5hXeYlrs2
— Stephanie Frosch (@ElloSteph) November 12, 2018