It’s now been just over two weeks since we learned that Stan Lee had passed away, and we’re still seeing a healthy amount of new and creative tributes to the man who helped make Marvel what it is today. It’s clear that he left an impression on countless fans and associates and though the legendary comic book writer may now be gone, his influence on pop culture will undoubtedly remain for many years to come.
One thing that a lot of people have been asking about though is what exactly did Stan Lee die from? We’d heard for months that he was having health issues, including problems with his vision and a bout with pneumonia, but it’s only today that we’re learning of the cause of death. And that’s thanks to TMZ.
According to the outlet, Lee died from “heart and respiratory failure.” Furthermore, they note that his death certificate says he suffered from “aspiration pneumonia” and passed away on “Monday, November 12 at 9:17 AM at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.” Finally, the certificate reveals he was cremated and his ashes have been returned to his daughter.
Even now, roughly two weeks after his death, it’s still hard to believe that the legendary Stan Lee is no longer with us. The man meant so much to so many people and ever since he passed away, we’ve been seeing a non-stop outpouring of tributes from folks expressing their gratitude for his unparalleled contributions to superhero history.
Among these messages are those from a whole host of familiar figures. Chris Hemsworth, for example, hopped on Twitter with a message thanking Lee for “the incredible adventures your stories took all of us on.” His MCU co-star Chris Evans, meanwhile, praised Stan for how he “provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship and joy.” At the same time, Hugh Jackman highlighted the energy and personality exuded by the man, calling him “a true gentleman that had this glint in his eye.”
It’s clear that even though Stan Lee‘s now gone, his legacy will continue to live on for many, many years through his contributions to the comic book medium. His impact on both the industry and pop culture as a whole was tremendous and he’ll be missed dearly.