The beloved co-creator of Marvel Comics has passed away. According to TMZ, Stan Lee has passed away at 95.
PEOPLE confirmed the sad news. Lee was the co-creator of comic book legends like Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, and the X-Men.
"Lee is credited with popularizing the flawed hero, or characters with complex, human personalities. This came in stark contrast to the superhero archetypes of the Golden Age of comics, who were typically flawless muscle-bound god-like figures," wrote People about the legend.
Lee was loved by comic book fans. He famously made an appearance in every Marvel movie.
His "imagination, business acumen, and innovative storytelling" are what propelled Marvel Comics from a small subset of a larger publication company into a multimedia conglomerate purchased by The Walt Disney Company for $4 billion in 2009.
His death comes a little less than a year and a half after his beloved wife Joan Lee died in July 2017 at 93. They had been married for 60 years at the time of her death.
According to TMZ, an ambulance rushed to Lee from Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. We're told that's where he died.
Over the past year, Lee had suffered several illnesses. He has reportedly had a bout of pneumonia and vision issues.
Lee is survived by his daughter, J.C. J.C. tells TMZ, "My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man."
Minutes after his passing was reported, people had already taken to Twitter to mourn his passing.
Please join us in praying for everyone who is mourning the loss of Lee. Please pray for his family especially.