Comic book legend Stan Lee is dead. The co-creator of heroes like Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and the X-Men was rushed to the hospital from his Hollywood Hills home this morning and TMZ is reporting that's where he passed away. Lee has battled several illnesses recently including pneumonia. He was 95.
Lee got his start in comic books in 1939 at Timely Comics, which later became Marvel Comics. He was known for his work with Jack Kirby on Fantastic Four, helped revive Captain America, and created the first African-American superhero named Falcon in the 1960's. Leecreated Spider-Man with Steve Ditko, which later became one of Marvel's best-selling titles. He was also Marvel's publisher, the public face of the company, and is known for his catchphrase, "Excelsior!" Lee is known for his cameos in almost all of the Marvel Universe live-action movies.