According to TMZ, Margot Kidder, the Superman alum, died due to an intentional drug and alcohol overdose. TMZ reports that the Park County Coroner claims she had taken drugs and alcohol as a way of ending her life prematurely.
As it was previously reported, the police discovered Margot passed away on the 13th of May in her home in Livingston. The coroner didn’t reveal precisely what drugs she had taken.
Kidder’s daughter, Maggie McGuane – during a chat with the Associated Press – said she and the rest of their family wanted to be honest about her death to avoid the “cloud of shame.”
Reportedly, Margot had fought with mental health struggles for years, notably, bipolar disorder, and she was 69-years-old when she died in the state of Montana.
As fans of the actress know, she became a huge star in the 1970’s for her role as Lois Lane, the girlfriend of Clark Kent – Superman. She had the same role in a number of different movies, including the three sequels afterward: Superman II, Superman III, and Superman IV: The Quest For Peace.
Additionally, she won awards for her characterization of Mrs. Worthington in The Haunting Hour from RL Stan.
In what was an obvious reference to the Superman movies, Kidder made a cameo in Smallville along with the series’ stars Michael Rosenbaum and Allison Mack.
Kidder, like Carrie Fisher, was an advocate for ending the social shame surrounding mental health issues. Carrie also died recently after a battle with illness and substance abuse on the 27th of December, 2016. Similar to the Star Wars alum, doctors diagnosed Kidder with bipolar disorder in the 1990s.
Regarding her family life, Kidder got married three different times throughout her life and has one daughter, Maggie McGuane. Sources close to the star explained that the nature of her passing was “shocking for everyone, but it’s better to speak out about it, rather than hide it.”