Stan Lee (December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) was an American comic-book writer, editor, film executive producer, actor, and publisher. He was formerly editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, and later its publisher and chairman before leaving the company to become its chairman emeritus, as well as a member of the editorial board. He was also known for making several cameo appearances in Marvel Cinematic Universe films.
Lee died at the age of 95 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California on November 12, 2018, after being rushed there in a medical emergency earlier in the day.
In late September 2012, Lee underwent an operation to insert a pacemaker, cancelling planned appearances at conventions.
On July 6, 2017, his wife for 69 years, Joan, died of complications from a stroke. She was 95 years old.