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Stan Lee, Marvel Comics writer, co-creator of the Avengers, X-Men and Spider-Man, dies aged 95


American writer and former president of Marvel Comics Stan Lee, the man responsible for much of the Marvel Universe, has died ... Stan's daughter JC told TMZ.

According to TMZ, an ambulance rushed to Lee's Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he died.

TMZ reports that, Lee had suffered several illnesses over the last year or so -- he had a bout of pneumoniaand vision issues.

In 1961 Stan started Marvel with Jack Kirby with The Fantastic Four. He went on to create Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man and The Avengers.

The comic legend made cameo appearances in many of the Marvel movies.

TMZ reports that, Lee had a rocky relationship with Marvel once the company went full-tilt Hollywood. He sued the company in 2002 for royalties he said he was owed for the first "Spider-Man" movie. Three years later he settled the case for $10 million.

The latest installment of the film's franchise "Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse" will be released next month.

Stan Lee's wife of 69 years, Joan, died in 2017, he is survived by his daughter, J.C.

Speaking to the online publication, JC Lee said her father was "the greatest, most decent man, "My father loved all of his fans."

JC Lee told Reuters: "He felt an obligation to his fans to keep creating."

His official Facebook page shared a photograph of Lee on Sunday, Veteran's Day in the Army.