Margot Kidder as Lois Lane in the 1978 classic Superman, has died at the age of 69. Picture: Supplied
Margot Kidder as Lois Lane in the 1978 classic Superman, has died at the age of 69. Picture: Supplied

Superman star Margot Kidder dead at 69

SUPERMAN actress Margot Kidder has passed away at age 69, TMZ reports.

The actress, who played Lois Lane alongside Christopher Reeve in 1978's Superman, reportedly passed away at home on Sunday, according to a spokesman at Franzen-Davis funeral home in Livingston, Montana.

Margot Kidder and Christopher Reeve in Superman. Picture: Supplied
Margot Kidder and Christopher Reeve in Superman. Picture: Supplied

According to TMZ, the cause of death is unknown at this point.

Kidder was a Canadian actress who began acting in 1968 and got her big break on the 1973 film Sisters.

She appeared as Lois Lane in four Superman movies over the years and had most recently appeared in the movies The Neighbourhood and The Red Maple Leaf, reports the New York Post.

 

Margot Kidder battled mental illness. Picture: Supplied
Margot Kidder battled mental illness. Picture: Supplied

 

Margot Kidder as Lois Lane in Superman. Picture: Supplied
Margot Kidder as Lois Lane in Superman. Picture: Supplied

Kidder was open about her struggle with bipolar disorder.

The actress was married three times and is survived by her daughter, Maggie McGuane.

A rep for the actress did not immediately return our request for comment.

 

Christopher Reeve abd Margot Kidder appeared in four Superman films together. Picture: Supplied
Christopher Reeve abd Margot Kidder appeared in four Superman films together. Picture: Supplied

Kidder's Superman co-star Christopher Reeve died in 2004 after being paralysed and confined to a wheelchair after a horseriding accident in 1995.

- with the New York Post

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