Just recently, it was revealed that Stan Lee and his family bid farewell to his wife, Joan Lee, who passed away at the age of 93. The wife of the famous Marvel Comics founder reportedly suffered a stroke and was rushed to the hospital in Los Angeles on July 6. Due to the loss of his beloved wife, it is expected that Lee won’t be attending a number of the special screenings for the “Spider-Man: Homecoming”.

Stan Lee asks for respect and privacy

According to the spokesperson of the Lee family, Joan Lee passed away on July 7 and was surrounded by her family members during that time.

Stan Lee and his family released a statement in the wake of this tragedy reading:

"The family ask that you please give them time to grieve and respect their privacy during this difficult time."

Before meeting Stan, Joan Lee married an American soldier during World War II but they eventually decided to separate ways after a short time. After that, Joan and Stan met each other and soon decided to spend their lifetime together. The two moved to New York as Stan worked for Atlas Comics during that time. After staying in New York for a number of years, Joan and Stan moved again to California as Marvel TV and film production was starting to progress and Stan wanted to spend more time working in Hollywood.

Joan was popularly known for voicing Miss Forbes and Madame Web in the 1990s animated series “Fantastic Four” and “Spider-Man”.

Stan Lee’s wife also created a novel entitled “The Pleasure Place,” which focuses on the life of a man as he embarks on a journey to create a stunning ocean liner. Not just that, she was also seen in a cameo the 2016 film “X-Men: Apocalypse”.

Stan Lee thanked his wife and friends

Just before his wife died, Lee revealed that his gratefulness to the people around him, especially his wife and friends. He was also asked about his cameo role in “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which he did not confirm nor deny. Fans are hoping that Stan Lee can recover from the loss as great adventures are still up ahead for him.

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” shocked the film industry

Meanwhile, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is exceeding the industry’s expectation as it already raked in $120 million in its opening week. The film would also join the ranks of the movies that broke the $100 million mark this year, alongside “Wonder Woman," “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” The latest Marvel film is expected to continue to perform well during its run for the next few weeks.