Margot Kidder, the Lois Lane to Christopher Reeve’s Superman, has died

May 15 23:00 2018

The actor died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Montana, the Guardian reported.

A website message by the spokesperson of Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, Montana declared that Margot Kidder has passed away at her home. It is still unclear if this was related to her death, but could have played a factor.

Margot Kidder, the actress who portrayed Lois Lane in the 1978 film “Superman“, has died.

Kidder made a return to the world of Superman in 2004, playing Bridgette Crosby on Smallville; Crosby was the assistant of Virgil Swann, a character played by her old co-star Reeves, though they did not share any screen time.

Kidder is survived by her daughter, Maggie McGuane, from her first marriage to American novelist Thomas McGuane.

Kidder is seen signing autographs at Comic Con in San Diego in 2005. Despite her rise to fame, Kidder suffered from mental illness that left her homeless.

Her breakdown in 1996, during which she wandered Los Angeles for three days before being found dazed in a stranger’s backyard, received considerable publicity. She had banked a 10-year body of work in TV and movies by the time “Superman” arrived. She was determined that she was going to be a star. She twice won the Canadian Screen Award (later renamed the Genie) for best actress.

Margot Kidder and Christopher Reeve filming “Superman” at the New York Daily News in 1976. That same year, Kidder was working on her autobiography when her computer was infected by a virus causing her to lose all of her files. In life, she conquered a troubled career.

It was in 1978 that Kidder got her big break in Richard Donner’s Superman.

“I suppose that if you want to be famous and suddenly it happens and you don’t like it, it’s nobody’s fault but your own”. The campaigners were hoping to convince then-U.S. President Barack Obama to quash the $7 billion project to move oil from Alberta to America’s Gulf Coast.

Rather than throw in the towel, Kidder kept fighting and became an outspoken advocate for mental health and a critic of the pharmaceutical industry.

“The reality of my life has been grand and wonderful, punctuated by these odd blips and burps of madness”, she told People shortly after. “I just felt inadequate for the job”.

Margot Kidder flanked by fans at Wonder Con in Anaheim 2015

Margot Kidder, the Lois Lane to Christopher Reeve’s Superman, has died
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