Wife of Marvel comic legend, Stan Lee, passed away at the age of 93. In a statement released by the family of deceased, she was said to have passed on quietly this morning surrounded by her family. The post also pleaded the general public to give them time to grief the loss. Sources close to the family have reported that the cause of her death is a stroke that she suffered from, earlier this week, which landed her in the hospital. In a similar statement released by Marvel picture the movie house acknowledged that they have lost a member of the Marvel family.
Joan, who was a British hat model, got married to Lee in December 5, 1947 and were married until her passing. The stars were by all account continually in love with each other and supported each other throughout their careers.
Lee in an interview last year revealed the circumstances that led him meeting his wife. The legend explained that Joan who at the time bore the last name Clayton impulsively got married to an American soldier during World War 2 and moved to New York. While she was working as a Hat model in New York she answered the door once and she saw Lee who came to the house to see another model but immediately fell in love with the star.
The Hollywood legend has credited his wife for being inspiration behind some of the characters he created. Most important amongst them was the Fantastic Four comic, which Lee created when his wife told him to do something fun before he retired as a comic creator.
Joan aside from being a former Hat model is also a writer of a book “The Pleasure Palace” released in 1987. She and her husband also played a cameo in X-Men: Apocalypse. The British and American citizen was also the voice for Madame Web in the animated Spider-Man series.
The internet has reacted to the death of Joan and several movie executives giving tribute to the star. Deadpool creator, Rob Liefeld, led the list of well-wishers with Chadwick Boseman, Deborah Ann Woll, Jake Tapper and others also paying tribute.