Margot Kidder, the actress who was known to a generation as Lois Lane in the Superman movies, has died.
Kidder reportedly died at her home in Montana. Her cause of death is not yet known.
The actress starred in four Superman movies as the intrepid reporter, and also starred in films including The Amityville Horror.
In recent years, Kidder went public with her struggles with bipolar disorder, but had been able to treat it. She even returned to acting after an absence and often appeared at conventions to meet Superman fans.
Margot Kidder, the film and television actress perhaps best known for her role as Lois Lane on 1978’s Superman, has died in Livingston, Montana. She was 69.
The actress died May 13, according to the Franzen-Davis Funeral Home.
Kidder, known for her role as Lois Lane in Superman I-IV, also starred opposite leading men including Robert Redford in The Great Waldo Pepper and Richard Pryor in Some Kind of Hero.
Fans are paying tribute online to the actress.
She will always be my Lois Lane.
— Neil Before Zod™ (@ThatsMrNeil) May 14, 2018
Bruce Becker, the Park County Attorney, tells TMZ … an unknown person called police to report Margot was unconscious and not breathing. Police responded and found her dead. The 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 … including “The Vagina Monologues” on Broadway. She reportedly had 2 more roles yet to be released.
Margot had a very public battle with bipolar disorder for years. During her struggle she was briefly homeless in 1996. Margot became an advocate for mental health after that incident.
She’d been married 3 times, although she’d been single since the ’80s.
Margot is survived by a daughter.
In this iconic scene from the first Superman film, Kidder and Reeve show off their chemistry, as Lois Lane tries to interview Superman.
Our thoughts go out to Kidder’s family and friends.