Marvel comic book legend Stan Lee's death certificate reveals cause of death

File image of Stan Lee Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 28, 2018, 03.05 PM (IST)

Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee died at the age of 95 on November 12. A death certificate as reported by TMZ reveals that he suffered heart and respiratory failure as well as aspiration pneumonia. He had a lung failure after ‘inhaling food’. 

The document stated that 95-year-old Lee died Monday, November 12 at 9:17 AM at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Upon his death, Stan had a  private closed ceremony as he didn’t want a large public funeral, according to his company.

In a statement, POW! Entertainment said: "Stan was always adamant that he did not want a large public funeral, and as such his family has conducted a private closed ceremony in accordance with his final wishes."

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His firm has set up a memorial wall on Stan’s website where friends, colleagues and fans can share thoughts, prayers and tributes.