MARVEL-LOSS: Comic book writer and publisher Stan Lee dies, aged 95

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STAN LEE: At the world premiere of Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" at the El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood in 2016. Photo credit: Shutterstock

STAN LEE the American comic-book writer, editor, film executive producer, actor, and publisher has died aged 95.

Born Stanley Martin Lieber on December 28, 1922 he passed away today (Monday) at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California after being rushed there in a medical emergency earlier in the day.

He was formerly editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and later its publisher and chairman before leaving the company to become its chairman emeritus, as well as a member of the editorial board.

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He was also known for making several cameo appearances in Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

In collaboration with several artists, including Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created fictional characters including Spider Man, The Hulk, Doctor Strange, the Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, the X-Men, and, with the addition of co-writer Larry Lieber, the characters Ant Man, Iron Man and Thor.

He was inducted into the comic book industry’s Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995. Lee received a National Medal of Arts in 2008.

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