'Thank you for being the Lois Lane so many of us grew up with.' - DC Comics
Margot Kidder, the Canadian actress who starred as the sassy Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the Superman film franchise of the late 70’s and 80’s has died at the age of 69.
Margot passed away on Sunday, 13th of May, at her home in Livingston, Montana according to a post made by Franzen-Davis Funeral Home.
The incredibly talented actress rose to immediate fame when she was cast in the 1978 movie, Superman as Lois Lane. She reprised the role again in Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983) and Superman IV (1987).
She also appeared in over 70 movies and TV shows, including The Amityville Horror and won an Emmy for her role in RL Stine's The Haunting Hour.
After suffering a public breakdown in 1996, Kidder became a huge activist for mental health and spoke about her own personal demons all while helping others face theirs.
Kidder was married and divorced three times and is survived by a daughter, Maggie McGuane.
DC Comics payed tribute to the woman who played Lois Lane.
Thank you for being the Lois Lane so many of us grew up with. RIP, Margot Kidder. pic.twitter.com/IhY73TB52P— DC (@DCComics) 14 May 2018
Teri Hatcher, who played the role of Lois Lane in the 90's TV series Lois and Clarke payed homage to her mentor in a post to social media.
It is a privilege to have shared the same role of Lois Lane with this wonderful actress. She led the way brilliantly. My heart goes out to her family and friends. #MargotKidder #Superman pic.twitter.com/chm0H07POs— Teri Hatcher (@HatchingChange) 14 May 2018
Many more tributes to the Hollywood icon followed from celebrity friends including Mark Hamill and Beau Bridges.
RIP Margot Kidder a very talented actress and a wonderful person. She had great joy in her heart!— Beau Bridges (@MrBeauBridges) 14 May 2018
My dear friend Margot Kidder- I love you & your heart- from your activism to entertainment you will be deeply missed. #RIPMargotKidder— Linda Blair (@RealLindaBlair) 14 May 2018
So sad to hear about Margot Kidder's passing, but so grateful for all she did in the mental health community. Her courage to be open and honest about her struggles is a testament to her character. ❤️https://t.co/KCTkGeW4q2— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) 14 May 2018