Stan Lee died from heart failure, according to his death certificate.
The creator of much of the Marvel Universe died from heart failure and respiratory failure, according to the certificate, which was obtained by TMZ.
It also says Lee suffered from aspiration pneumonia.
Lee died on Nov. 12 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles at age 95. An ambulance rushed Lee to the hospital that morning. Lee had been suffering from several illnesses over the past year or so, including pneumonia and vision problems.
The certificate said he was cremated and the ashes were delivered to his daughter.
In a video released posthumously, Lee expressed admiration for his fans.
“I cannot tell you how much I love my fans. Sometimes at night, I am sitting here and I’m thinking, ‘What’s it all about?’ And then I get a letter from a fan or I read something or I see something or I remember something,” he said in the clip, reported the Daily Caller.
“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. But they care and you have something in common. And occasionally you contact each other. And this business of fans I think is terrific, and I love them all.”
Fans Pay Tribute
Lee’s fans have been paying tribute to him at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame since his death.
He’s really an inspiration for anyone who wants to follow any kind of dream no matter what it is. He gave us these cool superheroes that everyone can kind of look up to no matter who you are,” one fan, Samantha Brink, told Reuters.
“To the Marvel Universe he means everything because he was the beginning of it. They’ll carry on his legacy now,” she continued.
Pictures of Lee’s star showed bouquets of flowers, small candles, and other items left in honor of him. Several pictures of Lee and his superheroes were also placed there.
A number of actors, actresses, directors, and others who work in Hollywood posted tributes to Lee after his death.
Kevin Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, wrote: “No one has had more of an impact on my career and everything we do at Marvel Studios than Stan Lee. Stan leaves an extraordinary legacy that will outlive us all.”
Hugh Jackman, who played Lee’s Wolverine in multiple X-Men movies, added: “We’ve lost a creative genius. Stan Lee was a pioneering force in the superhero universe. I’m proud to have been a small part of his legacy and … to have helped bring one of his characters to life.”
And Chris Evans, who played Captain America in multiple Marvel films, said: “There will never be another Stan Lee. For decades he provided both young and old with adventure, escape, comfort, confidence, inspiration, strength, friendship, and joy. He exuded love and kindness and will leave an indelible mark on so, so, so many lives. Excelsior!!”