Legendary Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee dies aged 95

Legendary Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee dies aged 95

Sad news for Marvel fans this evening as it has been revealed that comic book legend Stan Lee has passed away at the age of 95.

Founding the company in 1961 with Jack Kirby - and starting their creations with The Fantastic Four - the duo went on to create iconic titles such as Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk.

Speaking to  TMZ, Stan's daughter JC Lee said her father was "the greatest, most decent man".

While the full cause of death is currently unknown, Variety magazine reports that author died at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday after a medical emergency.

In the last few years Lee had suffered from a few different illnesses, including a bout of pneumonia.

Bob Iger, chairman of the Walt Disney Company, which bought Marvel Comics for $4bn (£2.5bn) in 2009, called Lee "a super hero in his own right" in a statement.

"The scale of his imagination was only exceeded by the size of his heart."

Our condolences go out to the Lee family at this difficult time.