Joan Lee, the wife of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee has died, according to a spokesperson for the Lee family. The rep said Joan died Thursday morning surrounded by family.

Joan reportedly suffered a stroke earlier this week and was hospitalized before passing away. Stan and Joan got hitched back in 1947, and have been together ever since. They had 2 children together — one of whom passed away shortly after birth.

Joan was a British hat model in her younger years, and met Stan when he went to her store to ask someone else out on a date. Joan, who was married, moved to Nevada with Stan to get a quickie divorce from her then-husband. The couple would have celebrated their 70th anniversary in December. Joan was 93.


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