Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee dead at 95: US media

The 95-year-old was responsible for superhero characters, including Black Panther and Spider-Man.

Stan Lee welcomes Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibition at Discovery Times Square on 30 May 2014 in New York City. Picture: AFP

CAPE TOWN/LOS ANGELES - Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionised pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world's movie screens, has died.

He was 95 years old.

Lee, the face of comic book culture in the United States, died early Monday in Los Angeles, according to US entertainment outlets including The Hollywood Reporter. He had suffered a number of illnesses in recent years.

It's being reported that Lee was rushed to hospital on Monday where he died.

Tributes have started pouring in for the entertainment icon.