Margot Kidder, best known as Lois Lane in the 1978 classic, Superman, has died. She was 69 years old.
According to her manager, Margot died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Montana. There were no signs of poor health prior to her death.
She was born in the Northwest Territories of Canada where she took small roles as an actress. Margot played small roles in film in the late 1960’s including “Wojeck” and “The Best Damn Fiddler from Calabogie to Kaladar.”
She later moved to Hollywood, California to pursue her dreams where she played parts in "McQueen," "Mod Squad" and "Nichols."
Her breakout role came only a couple of months after moving when she played the part of Lois Lane, the Superman's love interest. Thinking that the role would only ever be small, she didn’t expect much to come from the Superman part.
Superman turned into a worldwide following with a cult-following overnight. CNN reported that Margot shared "Nothing prepares anyone for that sudden thing of being world famous, it was such a shock," she said. "It wasn't something I really liked or something I was very good at. I didn't realize how good the movie was until I seen it at the premiere in Washington."
She took a part in The Amityville Horror" in 1979. Soon after that, her busy schedule began to get the best of her. Her life began to take a turn for the worse.
Margot suffered mentally from energy disruption but never knew why she would experience such dramatic highs and lows. She later learned that she had bipolar disorder. After three marriages and massive amounts of medical debt, she found herself homeless.
Lois Lane fans heard her story and fought to help her get back on her feet. Only a couple months after being homeless, Margot was receiving the care she needed and was able to become a mental health advocate.
Margot leaves behind a world of fans who are truly mourning her loss. She will be put to rest in Montana. Please pray for her friends and family during this truly difficult time.