As various news outlets have reported, there have been unfortunate developments in 95-year old Stan Lee's life lately.
To start with undisputed facts, Stan has been fighting a persistent case of pneumonia, and has dropped out of public sight. He has also reported to the Beverly Hills Police that at least two massive unauthorized withdrawals - of a seven figure amount - were made - stolen - from his account.
Recently, his long-time caretaker/manager, Max Anderson, was fired by his daughter. There are now " s/he said " interpretations of the situation coming from different camps damning or defending Anderson...and, taking this into " not for the kiddies "/PG-13 territory, claims of " inappropriate behavior " both by and against Stan involving female nursing personnel. I have drawn from ComicBook.com and Bleeding Cool as well as a lengthy article in the English tabloid the Daily Mail in assembling this. TMZ and Fox News apparently put their fingers in this pie as well, but I havn't checked them out.
Stan apparently remains incommunicado at this point. Sadly, one remembers Casey Kasem and Mickey Rooney's final months:-€...
Thanks for the summary, E.D. I've been following in a cursory manner, but the he said-he said had left me overcome with pained ennui.
Here's an article from The Daily Beast: "EXCELSIOR? ‘Picked Apart by Vultures’: The Last Days of Stan Lee"
Heartbreaking. No one deserves this kind of thing. I saw the video from last week which really felt like Stan was saying good-bye as if he knew the end is very near. I've read a few articles now and I don't know what to make of his daughter. I wish there was an easy way to get all the scammers and scumbags away from him and let him live his remaining days in peace.