He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. "My father loved all of his fans".
Per the report, Lee was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles early Monday morning, where he eventually died.
Lee was born as Stanley Martin Lieber in NY on December 28, 1922, the son of Jewish immigrants from Romania.
Lee appeared in numerous Marvel film adaptations.
Lee's work as an editor started 20 years earlier, when he stepped in as Timely's interim editor in 1941.
The legendary editor and publisher, whose countless Marvel Comics creations spawned an entertainment empire, was born Stanley Martin Lieber in New York City in 1922. After a stint in the Army during World War II, Lee returned to helm the company.
What happened next is the subject of some dispute. Lee also experienced heart problems. Writing in 1974, Lee recalled wanting to do "something different - something special". In a last-ditch effort, Lee chose to try to match the popularity of DC's "Justice League" with "Fantastic Four" #1 in November of 1961. Speaking to the Comics Journal in 1989, Kirby claimed he came up with the idea himself, insisting that "Lee and I never collaborated on anything ..." "I always say luck".
"Every time you open a Marvel comic, Stan will be there", it said. His family won a multimillion dollar settlement from Marvel in 2014, after which Kirby and Lee were credited as co-creators. The Marvel brand expanded to include comic book heroes such as Spider-Man, X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, Iron Man and Captain America.
Lee was known for making cameo appearances in Marvel movies, with his fans becoming accustomed to looking out for him in the films related to characters he had created.
Americans were familiar with superheroes before Lee, in part thanks to the 1938 launch of Superman by Detective Comics, the company that would become DC Comics, Marvel's archrival. Having grown up in the Great Depression, Lee added that he was "happy enough to get a nice paycheck and be treated well".
That Stan Lee is probably best known to a generation or two of fans as That Guy Who Shows Up In All The Marvel Movies is, frankly, a fitting tribute to an unstoppable self-promoter.