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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 16:04
Superman star Margot Kidder dies
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Margot Kidder passed away at her home in Livingston, Montana at the age of 69 on Sunday, which was Mother's Day.
 
The brunette beauty from Canada was best known for playing Lois Lane in four Superman movies with Christopher Reeve in the Seventies and Eighties. She also was the star of the massive 1979 horror film The Amityville Horror with James Brolin and Rod Steiger.
 
It is not known yet what Kidder - who once dated directors Brian De Palma and Steven Spielberg - died from, according to TMZ. Police were called to her home by an unidentified person and when officials arrived, she was 'unconscious and not breathing.'
 
The icon had been ill; when she called into Detroit's The Drew and Mike Show on May 9, she said she had been 'in bed with the flu.'
 
Her death is under investigation but foul play is not suspected.
 
When starring in the Superman movies, Margot was considered a pinup and often landed magazine covers, earning her a large fan base.
 
But all was not easy for her and for her Superman. Reeve died in 2004 after being paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair due to a horse riding accident in 1995.
 
Margot battled bipolar disorder for years and was very open about it. Her illness got so intense she was homeless for a while in 1996 after a breakdown that led her to disappear for four days.
 
She was found in a backyard by a homeowner and was taken by the Los Angeles Police Department to Olive View Medical Center in a manic state. Kidder was later placed in psychiatric care.

A life well lived: The actress said she had done 'pretty well' in her 40 year career; seen in 2011

The first one: Kidder and Reeve in the first Superman film which came out in 1978

 
(Mail Online)
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