Stan Lee, arguably the greatest comic book creator of all time, died from heart and respiratory failure reports TMZ. TMZ claims they acquired a copy of the death certificate which states his cause of death as heart failure.
Furthermore, the outlet described Stan’s experiences with aspiration pneumonia, an illness where the patient inhales food, saliva, and stomach acid, through the respiratory tract.
As it was previously reported, it was revealed on the 12th of November, Monday, that Mr. Stan Lee died while at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
It was there where he passed away surrounded by friends and family. Additionally, Stan’s remains were cremated and his ashes were returned to his only daughter, who also took over the rest of his businesses and estate.
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#Repost @robliefeld ・・・ My favorite pic of Me and Stan, Cincinnati, Sept. 2016. His wit was the sharpest of anyone I ever encountered. I told him “I love you, Stan” he immediately responded “Of course you do, you have good taste!” as they snapped the pic. Love you, Stan. #stanlee #marvel
Officially, his occupation was listed as a writer in the publishing business. His death came as a surprise considering he sat down with Roy Thomas on the 10th of November and was all smiles.
Over the past few years of his life, Stan struggled with several illnesses including vision problems and pneumonia. While Stan’s death was tragic, he lived a great life, passing away finally at the age of 95-years-old.
As most know, Stan first kicked off Marvel in 1961 with the Fantastic Four series and went on to create other classics like The Avengers, Black Panther, X-Men, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, as well as Spider-Man.
While the Hollywood and entertainment world mourned his death, one person to take issue with the man’s legacy, and the culture’s obsession with him, was Bill Maher.
Bill wrote a blog post on his website for Real Time With Bill Maher, where he criticized Americans’ obsession with the comic book creator, suggesting, ultimately, that he wasn’t surprised Americans voted for Trump, considering their veneration of comic books as a sophisticated art form.
Whether his criticisms were valid or not, social media wasn’t thrilled with Bill’s words. On Twitter, people took the comic to task, accusing him of insensitivity as well as straight ignorance to the world of comic books and their intrinsic value. Later on, Stan’s representatives for POW! Entertainment issued a statement saying that Bill’s comments were “disgusting.”