Wife of Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee dies at 93

Wife of Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee dies at 93

Joan and Stan Lee had been together for 69 years.

7 Jul – Joan Lee, the wife Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee, died on Thursday, 6 July 2017 in Los Angeles. She was 93.

"I can confirm the sad news that Joan Lee passed away this morning quietly and surrounded by her family," a spokesperson for Stan Lee and his family said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.

"The family ask that you please give them time to grieve and respect their privacy during this difficult time."

According to sources, Joan Lee suffered a stroke earlier this week and was hospitalised.

Joan, who was a former British hat model, was married to Stan Lee on 5 December 1947. Both of them were married to each other for 69 years.

Joan and Stan in early 1960s. (Photo source: .bleedingcool.com)

Together, the couple had two children, Joan Celia (J.C.) Lee and Jan Lee, who died three days after her birth in 1953.

(Photo source: abclocal.go.com)