Stan Lee Cause of Death: Cardiac Arrest and Respiratory Failure; Spiderman Creator Also Suffered From Aspiration Pneumonia
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The world is still in mourning after Stan Lee, the legendary comic creator who gave the world Spiderman, passed away on November 12. Lee died at the ripe age of 95 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. According to his death certificate, Lee’s primary causes of death were cardiac arrest and respiratory failure. The report also said that he suffered from aspiration pneumonia, as confirmed by TMZ.

In the days leading up to his death, Lee had been suffering from a range of health problems like irregular heartbeats, vision problems and pneumonia. What is The Difference Between Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest?

Cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function. Usually, there are no warning signs of a cardiac arrest and the person doesn’t have time to react. The blood flow to the brain and other vital organs of the body stops because the heart stops pumping. Symptoms of a cardiac arrest include sudden breathlessness, dizziness, sweating, heart palpitation, fatigue and chest pain.

Respiratory or lung failure is a condition when the human body doesn’t receive enough oxygen. It is caused by either low levels of oxygen in the blood plummets or high levels of carbon dioxide. Symptoms of respiratory failure include breathlessness, bluish tint to skin, confusion and drowsiness.

Aspiration pneumonia is a health complication caused by the inhalation of food, saliva or stomach acids, which can carry bacteria, into the lungs. If it occurs in a healthy individual, it can be cleared by coughing. But in some cases, the person’s cough reflex may not work due to health complications such as oesophageal disorders or Parkinson’s disease. What Causes Pneumonia?

Lee was supposed to have suffered from all the three, which caused his demise. His death certificate reveals that Lee was cremated instead of buried, and his mortal remains were handed over to his daughter J.C. Lee.