Margot Kidder dies at 69

Farewell to Lois Lane

by Jennie Kermode

Margot Kidder as Lois Lane
Margot Kidder as Lois Lane

Margot Kidder, loved by millions for her role as Lois Lane in the Christopher Reeve Superman films, has died at the age of 69, her manager revealed today. The cause of death is currently unknown.

Kidder was also know for her appearance in horror favourites The Amityville Horror and Black Christmas, as well as several smaller film roles and acclaimed theatrical performances. In 1990, she came close to death in a car crash. She suffered from bipolar disorder for many years and was an advocate for mental health care reform, and she worked in politics as Montana State Coordinator for Progressive Democrats of America.

Kidder died at her home in Livingston, Montana. She is survived by her daughter, Maggie McGuane.

"I admired her very much and she’s gone way too soon," tweeted Barbara Crampton, describing her as "an actor who imbued all her roles with grit, strength and smarts."

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