Sadly, the world lost a hero today. Comic book giant and Marvel mastermind, Stan Lee, died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Lee is responsible for igniting imagination and giving a courageous voice of hope and empowerment to countless “weakerthans” with creations like Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man, among countless other characters.
According to Kirk Schneck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, the cause of death is not yet known.
Stan Lee is survived by his daughter and younger brother Larry Lieber, a writer and artist for Marvel. Another daughter, Jan, died in infancy. His wife, Joan, was a hat model whom he married in 1947; she died last year.
Rest In Peace, Mr. Lee.