Southeast Missouri State University student publication

Stan Lee dies at 95

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Comic book icon and pop culture figure Stan Lee passed away early Monday morning in Los Angeles at the age of 95.

Lee was the former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics and inventor of several of the most famous superheroes conceived, including The Fantastic Four and Spider-Man.

As Marvel began making films, Lee became famous for his cameo appearances in every film.

Numerous Marvel characters created by Lee have been embraced by Hollywood, leading to such blockbuster movies as “Avengers,” “Black Panther” and “Iron Man.”

Southeast senior acting major Sean Seifert said Lee’s work will shape the future for actors and continue his legacy.

“He’s going to live on forever. As long as people keep reading the comic books and watching the movies,” Seifert said. “He’s immortal.”