According to Entertainment Weekly, Joan Lee, the longtime wife of Marvel Comics legend Stan lee, has died. Born in England, Joan met Stan while working as a hat model. Marvel comics issued a statement not long after her passing,
“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.”
The news also caused a large number of Marvel fans to express their condolences on social media. Though Joan was only slightly connected to the Marvel brand, she did make a cameo appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse and provide voice work for several animated series.