Regretfully, the passing of the actress Margot Kidder, best known for her role alongside Christopher Reeve’s Superman, as Lois Lane, must be reported.
Ms. Kidder died this past Sunday, May 13th, 2018 at her home in Montana, with a still as of yet unknown cause of death. While her death is currently under investigation, the Livingston Police chief has indicated that foul play does not seem likely. However, Kidder’s manager Camilla Fluxman Pines has reportedly indicated that the 69 year old actress died peacefully in her sleep.
Bruce Becker who serves as the Park County Attorney indicated that an unknown individual called in to the police to report that Kidder was unconscious and not breathing. At which time the police responded, finding her dead upon arrival at her home.
Kidder co-starred as Lois Lane in the 1978 hit Superman, as well as in three accompanying sequels in the franchise, but is also remembered for her many roles in television and movies, as well as on the Broadway stage in “The Vagina Monologues“. Other notable movie roles of Kidder’s were a lead role in “The Amityville Horror” co-starring James Brolin in 1979, as well a smaller part alongside Robert Redford in 1975’s “The Great Waldo Pepper“.
While Kidder was married three times, perhaps most importantly, she is survived by a daughter and in the later part of her life, was a passionately strong advocate for mental health, after struggling publicly with bipolar disorder.