Margot Kidder, most popularly known for her role as Lois Lane in the Superman trilogy of the 1970s, passed away on 13th May, 2018. Margot was a Canadian-American actress and activist who had been publicly suffering from mental illnesses since the mid-1990s.
The Franzen-Davies Funeral Home in Livingston announced that Margot Kidder had passed away at the age of 69, at her residence in Montana, US, on Sunday. No specific cause of death has been announced, despite the fact that she died suddenly in her sleep.
Margot received widespread attention and acclaim following her portrayal of the spirited reporter Lois Lane in 1978’s Superman, alongside her co-star Christopher Reeve. Her rise to fame can be directly traced back to her portrayal of Lane in the subsequent sequels of Superman, in 1980 and 1983 respectively. In 1996, Margot Kidder had fallen victim to a highly publicized manic episode and nervous breakdown, and had disappeared for days before she was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Despite these setbacks, Margot Kidder kept doing roles in movies like The Great Waldo Pepper, and TV Shows like R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, which won her a Daytime Award back in 2015. Margot Kidder was also a prominent political activist, taking active part in campaigns against energy tracking, the Gulf War, and even rallying for the support of Bernie Sanders during the 2016 US elections.