Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee dead at 95

In this file photo taken on October 20, 2016, executive director of the film, Stan Lee, poses for photographers at the world premiere of Marvel Studios Doctor Strange in Hollywood, California. Picture: AFP

Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world’s movie screens, has died. He was 95 years old.

Lee, the face of comic book culture in the United States, died early yesterday in Los Angeles, according to US entertainment outlets including The Hollywood Reporter. He had suffered a number of illnesses in recent years.