Margot Kidder Dead at 69

Cause of death for 'Superman' actress not yet known
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2018 12:15 PM CDT
This file photo, released by DC Comics, shows actors Christopher Reeve, as Superman, and Margot Kidder, as Lois Lane in a scene from the 1978 film "Superman."   (AP Photo/TMS & DC Comics Inc.)

(Newser) – Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in 1978's Superman and its three sequels, died at her Montana home Sunday, TMZ reports. She was 69. Her cause of death is not yet known. Kidder, who became a mental health advocate after struggling with bipolar disorder and briefly becoming homeless, started acting in the 1960s and had continued to act on both screen and stage until as recently as this year. She had been married three times, though she was not at the time of her death. She leaves behind a daughter, Maggie McGuane, People reports. (Read more celebrity death stories.)

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