Ellie Frazetta, wife of Frank Frazetta, died on July 17th after a year-long battle with cancer. She and Frank had been married for nearly 54 years and were truly soul mates. Ellie was his muse, sometimes model and his biggest fan. While Frank was the creative force in the marriage/partnership, Ellie was the one who ran the business and protected Frank from those who wanted to exploit him and his work once he became an internationally known artist. While she took some heat from fans, she always had Frank’s best interest at heart. We can only hope his children will do the same — Frank deserves nothing less, and I’m sure Ellie will be watching over him and the family.