‘Superman’ Actress Margot Kidder’s Cause of Death Released

  • ‘Superman’ Actress Margot Kidder’s Cause of Death Released

‘Superman’ Actress Margot Kidder’s Cause of Death Released

"Superman" actress Margot Kidder died from an intentional drug and alcohol overdose. according to the Coroner's Office.

In what may have been her final interview before her death, Kidder told WWJ's Sandra McNeill on May 9 she was "sad but not that sad" when her "Superman" co-star Christopher Reeve became a quadriplegic.

The death of Margot Kidder, who famously played Lois Lane in the "Superman" movies of the 1970s and '80s, has been ruled a suicide. The Canadian-born actress had always been open about drug and alcohol addictions, which she said partially triggered her very public breakdown in 1996.

Kidder's daughter, Maggie McGuane, said she knew that her mother had taken her own life.

Kidder struggled with mental illness through a good part of her life, a situation that was made worse by a 1990 auto crash that left her in debt and led to her using a wheelchair for nearly two years.

Initial reports of Kidder's death in May said that she died in her sleep of natural causes, as The Inquisitr reported.

McGuane noted that Montana has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation and she urged people with mental illness to seek help. The star is survived by her 41-year-old daughter Maggie, whom she had with her first husband.

The actress was found by a friend in her Livingston, Mont., home on May 13. The world mourned the loss of chef, celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer, Kate Spade this past summer as well.

Kidder and Reeve starred in four Superman movies between 1978 and 1987.

"It's a very unique sort of grief and pain", she said. She wants to avoid any "cloud of shame". She also had two more roles yet to be released, TMZ reported.

She went on to receive a Daytime Emmy Award as outstanding performer in a kids' series in 2015 for that role.