Margot Kidder, best known for starring in Superman as Lois Lane, has just died at just 69 years old.
Margot starred alongside her Christopher Reeve, who played Superman himself and died in 2004, in the hit movies in the 1970s and 80s. She passed away at her home and arrangements for her funeral are now being prepared.
Margot was born on 17th October 1948 in Yellowknife, Canada. She first started acting in 1968 before, gaining experience on and off screen before getting her big debut in the 1973 movie Sisters.
Kidder had 2 films coming up that are currently in pre-production. Her latest film was The Neighborhood which came out last year. It well known to everyone that she was close with the late Christopher Reeves, just like her character is with his, and she said, “When you’re strapped to someone hanging from the ceiling for months and months, you get pretty darned close.” When Reeve died at the age of 52, Kidder said, “I can’t stop thinking about Christopher because he was such a huge part of my life. He was just such a great guy… He was complicated, very smart, really smart, and he knew he’d done something meaningful. He was very aware of that and very happy with that role.”
The actress was suffering for a long time from bipolar disorder, which was diagnosed in 1990 and then lead to her breakdown in 1996. She then suffered a lot from mental health problems for a long time. The Superman actress has had 3 marriages, the last of which to actor John Heard, which ended in divorce in 1980. Despite all this trouble and heartache Kidder did end up having the joy of a daughter named Maggie McGuane, who is now 41 years old.
Many fans and actors are now paying their respects for the actress throughout the media. Dean Cain, who starred in a show called Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman from 1993-1997, paid his respects on Twitter simply saying, “RIP Margot Kidder”. Sarah Douglas, who starred in 2 of the Superman movies with Margot playing evil villainess Ursa, spoke on Twitter saying, “So saddened by the news that dear #MargotKidder has died peacefully in her sleep yesterday. We continued to have fun together over the last 40 years and she was a joy to be around.”
Actor Mark Hamill, who starred as Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars franchise, paid his respects to the actress on Twitter saying, “On-screen she was magic. Off-screen she was one of the kindest, sweetest, most caring woman I’ve ever known,” he then continued on saying, “Your legacy will live on forever.”
Maureen McCormick, who starred in Brady Bunch, said “I was such a fan of yours from the first moment I saw you on the screen as Lois Lane in Superman! I will treasure the moment that I met you forever! Sweet dreams Margot.”
The actress’s cause of death is currently unknown and being investigated.