Stan Lee Dead at 95: See the Marvel Legend's Life Through the Years

Stan Lee, the father of Marvel Comics’ most beloved superheroes, has died, PEOPLE confirms. He was 95.

Lee helped create many of the beloved Marvel superheroes who have gone on to inspire dozens of movies, TV shows and video games. Everyone from Spider-Man and The Hulk, to Ant-Man and Thor came from the mind of the New York City native.

Lee, center left, blowing out the candles of a Marvel cake at the First Mighty Marvel Comic Book Convention in March 1975.

Lee, standing, with artist John Romita, discussing a Spider-Man comic book cover at Marvel headquarters on in January 1976. Lee co-created Spider-Man along with X-Men, the Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four and more.

Lee at his desk at Marvel Studios in June 1978. Lee made his comic book debut in 1941 with “Captain America Foils a Traitor’s Revenge.”

Lee, center, poses with Lou Ferrigno, right, and Eric Kramer, left, on set for The Incredible Hulk Returns in May 1988. Lee would make his first cameo in the made-for-TV sequel The Trial of the Incredible Hulk.

Lee, right, poses with Tobey Maguire at the premiere of Spider-Man in April 2002. Lee is credited with popularizing superheros with flawed, human personalities.

Lee attending the premiere of Spider-Man 2 in June 2004.

Lee being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January 2011 with wife Joan Lee. Joan died in July 2017 at the age of 93.

Lee attends the premiere of The Avengers with Scarlett Johansson in April 2012.

Lee, right, attends premiere of Ant-Man with Paul Rudd in June 2015.

Lee in his final public appearance, at the world premiere of Avengers: Infinity War in April 2018.

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