Lee's resume includes a laundry list of iconic superhero characters - Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, the Avengers and on and on. In 2015, Lee promoted Audi's sponsorship of the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie by playing a professor at a performance school, where he taught well known actors such as Tara Reid, Lou Ferrigno and Michael Rooker the nuances of regular acting compared to a great cameo. Paper copies of 10 cent comics soon became millions of dollars in box office revenue.
"He was a real idea man", said Lovern Kindzierski.
"Stan Lee was a pioneering force in the superhero universe", he tweeted.
In a 1998 contract, he wrestled a clause for 10pc of profits from movies and TV shows with Marvel characters.
We're told an ambulance rushed to Lee's Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
One of those influences, Lee noted in a video just two months ago, was the Scarlet Pimpernel: a dashing righter of wrongs who emerged in literature as "the first character who could be called a superhero". In 2002, he sued to claim his share, months after "Spider-Man" conquered cinemas. His daughter, J.C. Lee, confirmed his death with TMZ.
His comic book heroes like Spider-Man, Avengers and Black Panther coming to life on the big screen.
"The whole thing has been confusing to everyone, including myself and the fans, but I am now happy to be surrounded by those who want the best for me", Lee said in a statement.
Stan Lee's contributions to Marvel, a company he helped forge into a household name, will forever live on and we will continue to celebrate the imaginative characters he helped create and the fantastic universe he helped build. "I figured I'm not that different from other people". "To those of us who have been so deeply affected by the humanity of his imagination, the understanding of reaching beyond our potential and the necessity of tapping into our immeasurable imaginations, we thank you and are forever indebted", he said.
Marvel revitalized the comics business with a series of flawed, more human superheroes. He says it creates an important acknowledge that there are writers and artists behind each comic.