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Comic book maven Stan Lee has died, he was 95

Stan Lee: (1922–2018)
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Prolific comic book writer Stan Lee has died. The Hollywood Reporter reports that he was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Monday and later passed away. 

The pop culture and comic book icon was 95. 

“My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man,” his daughter Joan, 69, told TMZ, confirming his passing.

Lee had been in and out of the hospital, suffering from pneumonia in recent years, his wife Joan passed in July 2017. 

Marvel Comics was co-founded by Lee in 1961. He then went on to create what is today known as the Marvel Universe which contains Spider-Man Black Panther, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, and The Avengers and many others. 

He was also known for his cameos in the films based on his comics, most recently as a dog walker in "Venom." 

Every year San Diego ushers in hundreds of thousands of people for Comic-Con. Next year might be a somber occasion with his absence in the industry.