Devastating News For Marvel Fans

Our thoughts are with Stan Lee...

Devastating News For Marvel Fans

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Joan Lee, the wife of Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee, has sadly passed away.

A spokesperson for the Lee family released a statement confirming the news earlier today.

"I can confirm the sad news that Joan Lee passed away this morning quietly and surrounded by her family.

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

The 93-year-old reportedly suffered a stoke earlier this week and was admitted to hospital.

Joan is a former model who met the Marvel creator when he was supposed to take her friend out on a date.

The pair were marred for 69 years.

Marvel released a statement mourning the loss.

"We are so saddened to hear about the loss of Joan Lee.

"We lost a member of the Marvel family today and our thoughts and prayers go out to Stan and his daughter Joan in this difficult time."

Joan appeared in several Marvel productions including X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016.