Margot Kidder, 69, who rose to prominence as Lois Lane in the Superman series, passed away yesterday on the 13th of May. According to multiple reports, coroners haven’t revealed her cause of death but TMZ stated that someone called 9-1-1 after she was found “unresponsive” at her home in Montana.
Lois became a superstar in the late 1970’s for her portrayal of Lois Lane, the girlfriend of Clark Kent. She went on to characterize Lois several times throughout her career, including in Superman II, Superman III, and in Superman IV: The Quest For Peace.
The actress went on to win awards for her role as Mrs. Worthington in R.L. Stan’s The Haunting Hour.
In an obvious reference to the original Superman films, she appeared in Smallville, along with Allison Mack. She also had small roles in The L Word, and Brothers & Sisters.
Additionally, not unlike her contemporary, Carrie Fisher, the Canadian actress was a frequent advocate for the end to the stigmatization of mental health.
Like Fisher, doctors diagnosed her with bipolar disorder back in the 1990’s. Kidder married three times throughout her life and has a daughter, Maggie McGuane, who she gave birth to with her first spouse, Thomas McGuane.
Reportedly, Kidder had an illustrious career as an outspoken advocate for those suffering from mental issues.
Sources close to the star’s family said to us: “she was very passionate about mental health. Long before it was a trend to be politically active, she was on the front lines arguing against those who don’t understand that mental illness is a real problem.”