It is with great sadness that we have to report that Margot Kidder, best known for her role as Lois Lane in the 1978 “Superman” film, has died. She was 69.
An obituary for the actress said she died on Sunday at her home in Livingston, Montana. The cause of death is currently unknown.
Kidder starred opposite Christopher Reeve in “Superman” and three sequels.
TMZ reports that Bruce Becker, the Park County Attorney, said that an unknown person called police to report Margot was unconscious and not breathing. Police responded and found her dead. The Livingston Police Chief says foul play is not considered a factor, but her death is now under investigation.
Margot starred opposite Christopher Reeve in 1978’s “Superman,” and also in the 3 sequels. She continued acting right up until this year, taking small roles in TV shows and movies — but also had stage roles on Broadway. She reportedly had 2 more roles yet to be released.
She continued to act in many movies and TV shows most recently starring in the 2017 film “The Neighborhood.”
FOX News reports that Kidder also infamously battled bipolar disorder and was homeless for a short time in 1996. That same year, Kidder was working on her autobiography when her computer was infected by a virus causing her to lose all of her files. She became paranoid and disappeared for four days until she was found in a stranger’s backyard and taken to Olive View Medical Center by police.
She opened up to People magazine five months after her manic incident saying she had “mood swings that could knock over a building.”
Kidder said a the time that she was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder eight years earlier by refused to take lithium which was prescribed to her.
“It’s very hard to convince a manic person that there is anything wrong with them,” said Kidder. In 2007, she revealed she had not suffered a manic episode in 11 years and credited orthomolecular medicine.
She’d been married 3 times, although she’d been single since the ’80s.
Margot is survived by a daughter.