Actress Margot Kidder, who played the infamous “Lois Lane” opposite Christopher Reeve in ‘Superman’ passed away in the middle of May. Until now, people around the nation were told that her death had been confirmed as random death and that she “died peacefully in her sleep.”
Now, months later, some troubling news has emerged regarding Kidder’s death. Maggie McGuane, Margot’s daughter, has now revealed that her mother actually died by suicide.
When the news initially broke about Kidder’s death, little information was revealed. It was reported that a friend had discovered her body in her home in Montana on May 13. Margot’s manager, Camilla Fluxman Pines, said that she had died in her sleep.
On Wednesday, Park County coroner Richard Wood released a statement about the true cause of death. He said that the actress “died as a result of self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose.”
Maggie, Margot’s daughter with ex-husband Thomas McGuane, said that as soon as she arrived at her mother’s home, she knew that the cause was suicide. After the announcement was officially made about the cause, she said she felt a moment of relief.
She said, “It’s a big relief that the truth is out there. It’s important to be open and honest so there’s no cloud of shame in dealing with this.”
According to USA Today, the actress had struggled with mental illness throughout her life and had even attempted suicide at the young age of 14. Later in life, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
She managed to fight through her mental battle as she became wildly successful on the big stage. Overall, she has over 130 movie credits to her name, the most popular being the “Superman” series.
Sadly, Margot chose to end her own life in May. Now that the truth has emerged about her death, her family has said that it will help bring closure. Still, please be praying for her family during this difficult time, and pray for all of those who deal with extreme depression.
In other recent news, a famous golfer just passed away at the young age of 36 as well. Please be praying for his family during this horrible time.