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Superman's star Margot Kidder passes away at 69

16 May 2018

USA actress Margot Kidder, who played reporter Lois Lane in the "Superman" movies, has died at age 69, a statement from the funeral home handling her arrangements said Monday. From her stunning portrayal of Lois Lane to appearing in some of the biggest and most respected films in horror history, Kidder is leaving a big hole behind.

Park County Attorney Bruce Becker told TMZ police found her dead after a person of unknown identity called police to report that Margot was unconscious and wasn't breathing. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause, but no foul play is suspected. She became famous thanks to the lead role along with Christopher Reeve in the movies about Superman.

Your legacy will live on forever."Kidder had many memorable lines in her acting career, one of which is "You've got me?!"

The Reeve Family and Foundation said it was "deeply saddened" by Kidder's death.

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When starring in the Superman movies, Margot was considered a pinup and often landed magazine covers, earning her a large fan base.

Mark Hammil wrote, "On-screen she was magic". She has featured in more than 70 TV Shows and movies. "She said, much to the chagrin of her neighbors and their pets, she left meat out for the wolves so she could watch them come down the mountain and eat from the safety of her home".

She continued to act in her later years but her popularity waned after she suffered a highly publicized mental breakdown in 1996. She comes off forceful and wild in the book. A spark of vivacious life in all of her films. As an activist, she became an advocate for mental health sufferers and was arrested in Washington, D.C.in August, 2011 for protesting against an oil project. Her 1979 marriage to actor John Heard was over in just six days, according to Variety. She became convinced that her first husband, author Thomas McGuane, was trying to kill her with the help of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Superman's star Margot Kidder passes away at 69