DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Margot Kidder (aged 69)
Canadian-American actress and activist
Margaret Ruth Kidder (October 17, 1948 – May 13, 2018), professionally known as Margot Kidder, was a Canadian-American actress, director, and activistwhose career spanned over five decades. Her accolades include three Canadian Screen Awardsand one Daytime Emmy Award. Though she appeared in an array of films and television, Kidder is most widely known for her performance as Lois Lane in the Superman film series, appearing in the first four films.
DEATH: Kidder died on May 13, 2018, at her house in Livingston, Montana, at the age of 69. She was found unresponsive by a friend. The cause of death was initially not released; her agent stated that “she passed away peacefully in her sleep”, while, in the days following her death, her friend Jeffrey St. Clair wrote: “I’ve been struggling all week with the image of Margie lying helplessly on the floor of her house.” On August 8, 2018, it was reported that Kidder’s death had been ruled a suicide by overdose. The Park County, Montana, coroner said her death was “a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcoholoverdose.”