Joan Lee, Wife of Stan Lee, Dead at 93
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Stan Lee's longtime wife Joan Lee, passed away after being hospitalized with a stroke at age 93.
Source: Joan and Stan Lee in 1974 via the NY Daily News.
Stan and Joan had been married for 69 years, since 1947. Joan was a former model who met Stan when Stan was trying to meet her sister, Betty. Joan moved to Reno to get a divorce and, after it was finalized, her and Stan almost immediately married. Friends and family report they were a devoted couple and have one daughter. Stan often credited Joan for his inspiration for co-creating the Fantastic Four with Jack Kirby, the comic book that would save Marvel and revolutionize comics in general.
Our thoughts are with Stan Lee and his family at this time.