Marvel legend Stan Lee: The life of a visionary in pictures

Marvel legend Stan Lee: The life of a visionary in pictures

Stan Lee started Marvel with Jack Kirby in 1961 with 'The Fantastic Four'

Stan Lee poses for a photo shoot in 1975 at his office New York. (Photo by Michael Tighe/Donaldson Collection/Getty Images)

Stan Lee made cameo appearances in all of the Marvel movies

Marvel legend Stan Lee on June 15, 1978 in New York with some of the characters he created (Photo by Santi Visalli/Getty Images)

Lee wrote, art-directed and edited most of Marvel's series and newspaper strips

Stan lee, wearing a dark suit and tie with a striped shirt, in front of many comic books of his creation in 1975. (Photo by JHU Sheridan Libraries/Gado/Getty Images)

Lee went on to create Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man, The Avengers and other characters

Stan Lee attending 10th Annual Software Dealers Convention on July 14, 1991 at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Stan Lee and Steven Spielberg were the biggest producers of all time at the US box office

Stan Lee with Steven Spielberg, two stalwarts of the entertainment history, credited for a bevy of innovations and iconic works. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Stan Lee won many awards in his long and illustrious career

Stan Lee (center) with Lou Ferrigno (left), who played 'The Incredible Hulk' on television, and Dean Cain, who played Superman on television, during an event honoring Lee on February 29, 2000 in Hollywood, California. (Photo By Joe Thomas/Getty Images)

Stan Lee founded Stan Lee Media Inc in 1998 in California

Stan Lee at the home office of Stan Lee Media in Encino, California (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)

X-Men are among the most recognizable and successful intellectual properties of Marvel Comics

Stan Lee with Patrick Stewart, who played Professor Charles Xavier in 'X-Men', in New York City (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

The Comic Book Greats was a 1991 documentary series hosted by Stan Lee

Stan Lee with Jack Davis, John Romita Sr. and Bob Kane at the 'Comic Book Greats' on January 31, 1992 at Stabur Productions in Van Nuys, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Stan Lee played a small role in Mark Hamill's mockumentary film during the 2002 San Diego Comic-Con

Stan Lee with Mark Hamill at the 2002 San Diego Comic Con International (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)

Stan Lee and Joan Lee got married in December 5, 1947

Stan Lee and wife Joan Lee at a ceremony honoring him with the 2,428th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 4, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Lee also made an appearance in one of the final scenes of 'Captain America: Civil War'

Stan Lee at the premiere of Marvel’s ‘Captain America: Civil War’ at Dolby Theatre on April 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Stan Lee pops up on a bus in one of the scenes in 'Doctor Strange'

Stan Lee at a special screening of Marvel Studios’ ‘Doctor Strange’ in 3D at the El Capitan Theatre on October 23, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney)

Stan Lee 'web-slinging' at the premiere of 'Spider-Man 2'

Stan Lee at the premiere of ‘Spider-Man 2’ on June 22, 2004 at the Mann Village Theater, in Westwood, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

Stan Lee awarded by President George W Bush in 2008

President George W Bush presents the 2008 National Medals of Arts to Stan Lee during a ceremony on November 17, 2008 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Stan Lee with the Kirsten Dunst who played Mary Jane in 'Spider-Man'

Stan Lee with Kirsten Dunst at the premiere of ‘Spider-Man’ at the Mann Village in Westwood, Ca., April 29, 2002. (Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect)

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