Marvel Patriarch Stan Lee Dies At 95

Contributed by Shawna Mizelle

The face of Marvel, Stan Lee, passed away on Monday at 95 years old. In February of this year he had a battle with pneumonia and also suffered from impaired hearing and vision.

Lee was responsible for the creation of Spiderman, X-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Black Panther, and countless other popular superheroes.

Lee was so much more than the man with a cameo in every Marvel movie. He wrote the Black Panther comic in 1996 which was the first black superhero. Black Panther grossed $1.3 billion at the box office becoming the tenth highest grossing film of all time.

Since the news of Lee’s death broke fans and celebrities alike have expressed their condolences.

His daughter told J.C. TMZ, “My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man.”

In a 2014 interview with Playboy Stan Lee said, “You know, my motto is ‘Excelsior.’ That’s an old word that means ‘upward and onward to greater glory.’ It’s on the seal of the state of New York. Keep moving forward, and if it’s time to go, it’s time. Nothing lasts forever.”

Rest in peace, Stan Lee!

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