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Spider-Man, X-Men Co-Creator Stan Lee Dies at 95

Lee died Monday after being rushed to the hospital, according to TMZ. He battled several illnesses recently, including pneumonia. 

HOLLYWOOD HILLS, Calif. -- Comic book legend Stan Lee has died.

The co-creator of heroes like Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, and X-Men died Monday after being rushed to a hospital in California, reports TMZ.

He was 95. 

Lee got his start in comic books in 1939 at Timely Comics. He and Jack Kirby started Marvel Comics in 1961 with The Fantastic Four.

Working with other artists like Kirby and Steve Ditko, Lee co-created characters including Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, the X-Men, Black Panther, and Daredevil. With co-writer Larry Lieber, he developed the characters Thor, Iron Man, and Ant-Man.

Lee was also known for making cameos in the Marvel Universe live-action movies.

Lee is survived by his daughter, J.C. His wife of nearly 70 years, Joan, passed away in 2017.

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