Stan Lee, the creator behind many Marvel Comics characters, has died at 95.
According to TMZ, as well as The Hollywood Reporter, Lee was transported from his Hollywood Hills home Monday morning and was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Lee started at Marvel Comics (then known as Timely Comics) in 1939 as an assistant.
Later in the 1960's he, with Jack Kirby, created The Fantastic Four as well as Spider Man, Black Panther, the X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, and many more.
Lee's final few years were tumultuous. After Joan, his wife of 69 years, died in July 2017, he sued executives at POW! Entertainment — a company he founded in 2001 to develop film, TV and video game properties — for $1 billion for fraud, then abruptly dropped the suit weeks later.
He also sued his ex-business manager and filed for a restraining order against a man who had been handling his affairs. (Lee's estate was estimated to be worth as much as $70 million.) And in June 2018, it was revealed that the Los Angeles Police Department had been investigating reports of elder abuse against him.
He is survived by his daughter, JC