Marvel Legend Stan Lee passed away earlier this month and the icon’s death certificate has now revealed the Marvel Comics creator’s cause of death.
According to TMZ, Lee died from heart and respiratory failure. He was also suffering from aspiration pneumonia — the inhaling of stomach acid, saliva, or food into the lungs. Lee passed away Monday, November 12 at 9:17 a.m. in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 95 after he was taken from his home in the Hollywood Hills to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
The Marvel co-creator had a private funeral per his final wishes on November 16. His legacy will carry on in both Marvel Comics as well as the Marvel Cinematic Universe which continues next year with Captain Marvel, Avengers 4, and Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Other known future projects from the studio include the Black Widow standalone film starring Scarlet Johannson, which is being directed by Cate Shortland from a script written by Jac Schaeffer, and the Black Panther sequel that Ryan Coogler is returning to direct as well as write. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 was originally set to begin production in early 2019 but has since been put on hold.