Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Stan Lee, the beloved creator of several of pop culture's icons and super heroes, passed away on November 12 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 95. He had suffered from numerous health conditions in his last few years including pneumonia, an irregular heartbeat, and vision issues. His wife of 70 years, Joan, had passed away last year.
On his death certificate, Lee's primary causes of death was heart and respiratory failure. His remains were cremated and given to his daughter, J.C. In accordance with Stan's wishes, there was a small, private funeral earlier this month. There was a video issued posthumously that expressed his admiration and love for his fans.
"There’s something if you think about it, that is wonderful about somebody caring about you, as I care about them, whom you’ve never met, who may live in another part of the world," he said. "But they care, you have something in common and occasionally you contact each other. This business of fans, I think is terrific. And I love 'em all."
See Jessica Sager, Marvel Comics Creator Stan Lee's Cause of Death Revealed, Fox News, November 27, 2018.