Stan Lee, the man behind Spider-Man, The X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Captain America and many other characters in the Marvel Comics universe, has died at the age of 95, according to multiple news reports.
Ambulances arrived at his Hollywood Hills home early Monday morning and rushed him to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he died, Lee's daughter told TMZ. The Associated Press wrote in a tweet that a family attorney had confirmed the news about Lee, who started Marvel with Jack Kirby in 1961.
Lee's Marvel Comics universe is credited with helping save The Walt Disney Company's (DIS) - Get Report movie division after Disney purchased the Marvel movie studio for $4.24 billion in 2009. Lee famously made cameos in all of the movies made from characters he created.
Marvel properties hold six of the top-20 spots for highest-grossing films of all time. Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War is 2018's highest grossing film, bringing in more than $2 billion worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo.
Lee is survived by his daughter, according to TMZ. J.C., his wife of 69 years, died in 2017.