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Comic-book legend Stan Lee, co-creator of Spider-Man and Marvel heroes, dies at 95

Stan Lee, who helped create Spider-Man and other comic book superheroes that transformed the industry and raked in billions at movie box offices, has died. He was 95.

The Associated Press reports that Lee died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee's daughter, J.C. Lee.

Stan Lee started working as a comics writer in the 1940s and helped guide the rise of Marvel Comics into a powerhouse in the 1960s.

In recent years, he was credited as associate producer for many of the blockbuster movies - including multiple sequels - starring Marvel characters Iron Man, X-Men and Captain America, in addition to Spider-Man.

Lee was also a staple at fan conventions, including Comic-Con in San Diego, where new generations of fans paid homage to his work.

Though ultimately showered with adulation and praised as a cultural transformer, Lee said he was often embarrassed by his profession when he started in the 1940s.

"I would meet

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