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Joan Lee, wife of comics king Stan Lee, dies aged 93

The wife of Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee has died aged 93.

Lee and his family released a statement saying Joan Lee died peacefully on Thursday morning. The couple had been married 69 years.

Lee's long-time publicist Dawn Miller confirmed the statement's authenticity when contacted by The Associated Press.

No additional details were provided, and the family requested privacy.

Stan Lee co-created numerous Marvel Comics superheroes including Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men.

The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported Joan Lee's death, recounted the couple's first meeting in a story last year.

It said Lee met his future wife while trying to meet another woman for a date in New York.

The 94-year-old Lee has credited his wife with supporting him early in his career.

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