Joan Lee has passed away at age 95. The wife of Marvel Comics legend writer Stan Lee was hospitalized due to a stroke earlier this week. Joan Lee played a crucial role in her husbands career. She encouraged her husband when he wanted to quit Marvel. And then Stan Lee created the Fantastic Four. Joan and Stan Lee had two children together: Joan Celia, born in 1950, and Jan, who died three days after her birth in 1953. The pair were married for 69 years.