Legendary comic book writer and Marvel's co-creator, Stan Lee, died at the age of 95 on Monday.

According to a report in Channel24.co.za, Stan was "declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Stan’s daughter, J.C. Lee". 

Earlier this year, Stan was accused of sexually harassing the nurses that cared for him, but of these cases, his lawyer Tom Lallas "told the Mail Online that the writer categorically denied the allegations and intended to fight to protect his good name", reports Alison Flood in an article for The Guardian

As reported by Channel24, fans have left tributes on Stan's Walk of Fame star in Hollywood, and numerous celebrities such as Jamie Lee Curtis have paid their tributes to him. Stan was known for making cameos in several of the most popular Marvel movies and the legacy of the Marvel universe will surely live on. 

To celebrate the brilliant Marvel universe that Stan had a hand in creating, we've rounded up some of the incredible female superheroes that made us great fans of the Marvel franchise. 

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Shuri is commonly known as T'Challa's feisty and intelligent younger sister from the Black Panther movie that came out earlier this year, and her personality and brains were enough to grant her her own comic book spin-off series, written by Nigerian-American author, Nnedi Okorafor. 

Captain Marvel

Carol Danvers, is also known as Captain Marvel. If you've already watched the latest Avengers movie, which ended in a cliff-hanger that made you reconsider the meaning of life for 20 minutes after the credits rolled, then you're probably anticipating the release of the Captain Marvel movie in March 2019 and thereafter the fourth Avengers movie in which she's expected to appear. 

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A daughter of a Kenyan princess and an American photographer, Storm is best known for her mutant abilities to control and manipulate the weather. According to her Marvel bio, she saved the life of Prince T’Challa before meeting Charles Xavier, who then asked her to join the X-Men. 

Black Widow

Played by Scarlett Johansson in Marvel movie adaptations, Black Widow is a skilled assassin whose powers are enhanced with the Soviet version of the Super-Soldier serum. Known as a Russian spy, Natasha Romanova gets her arachnid name from her "lethal, stealthy and precise" nature. 

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Ms Marvel

Kamala Khan, the woman behind the Ms Marvel name, is Marvel's first Muslim superhero to headline her own comic book. According to her bio, she is a huge fan of the Avengers and she draws inspiration from Captain Marvel herself. How awesome it would be if a movie adaptation of her character would be made sometime in the near future! 

Kamala Khan as Ms Marvel

Image: Marvel.com 

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