Stan Lee's Wife, Joan Lee, Dead At 93

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee's wife has passed away.

TMZ reports that Joan Lee (born Joan Clayton Boocock) died in the early morning of Thursday, July 7, 2017. She reportedly had a stroke earlier in the week and had been hospitalized before her death. Joan, a former hat model, was 93 years old.

"I can confirm the sad news that Joan Lee passed away this morning quietly and surrounded by her family," a spokesperson for Stan said in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. "The family ask that you please give them time to grieve and respect their privacy during this difficult time."

Stan and Joan, who quickly got divorced from her first husband after meeting the comics legend, married in 1947, having two children together—one of whom passed away shortly after birth.

Our thoughts are with Joan's loved ones during this difficult time.