Margot Kidder, the actress who played Lois Lane in “Superman,” passed away over the weekend in Montana. The actress was at her home in Montana at the time of her death. TMZ was first to report the news. Kidder had continued acting up until this year and she reportedly has two roles that have yet to be released. She is survived by her daughter, Maggie McGuane, who was born in 1976.
The current information on Kidder’s cause of death can be seen below.
Margot Kidder Cause of Death: Suicide By Drug Overdose
The death of Margot Kidder has been ruled as an intentional drug and alcohol overdose, the Park County Coroner announced. TMZ was first to report the news, which came after her daughter Maggie McGuane said the family wanted to be “open and honest” about the suicide to avoid any “cloud of shame.”
Kidder was at her home when she passed away. Kidder previously suffered with bipolar disorder, with the struggles leading to her briefly being homeless. After the incident, she became an advocate for mental health.
About Margot Kidder
Margaret Ruth “Margot” Kidder was born October 17, 1948, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. The actress and activist first rose to fame as her starring role as Lois Lane in the original Superman co-starring Christopher Reeves. She also starred in Sisters, Black Christmas, The Great Waldo Pepper, and The Amityville Horror.
Kidder won an Emmy Award for her role in the children’s television series R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, while also acting on Broadway in The Vagina Monologues.
Along with her work on stage and on the silver screen, Kidder has served as a political and environmental activist. She became a United States citizen on Aug. 17, 2005, so that she could participate in the voting process to back up her activism.