LOS ANGELES: Renowned Hollywood actress Margot Kidder also known as Lois Lane has died at the age of 69 in Montana on Monday. She gained fame for her character of Lois Lane in superhero films ‘Superman’ in 1970s and 1980s.
A website message by the spokesperson of Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, Montana declared that Margot Kidder has passed away at her home. The cause of her death is still not declared. Her manager also refrained from commenting about it.
Canadian-born actress Margot Kidder appeared in more than 70 movies and TV shows. Her popular work includes “The Great Waldo Pepper” and “The Amityville Horror”. She even won an Emmy award for the 2014 children’s TV series “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour”.
Margot Kidder aka Lois Lane began her acting career in her early 20s and shot to international fame playing the character of reporter of Lois Lane in 1978’s “Superman” opposite Christopher Reeve. She also played the same character again in “Superman II” (1980), “Superman III” (1983) and “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” (1987).
She was unable to work for two years after serious car crash in 1990. She eventually became bankrupt. Six year later, Margot Kidder aka Lois Lane suffered a mental health breakdown, and in a highly publicized episode she disappeared for four days. She has spent time as a homeless person. She was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
After her breakdown, acting work dried up for several years, but Margot Kidder later re-emerged with a guest starring role in TV shows like “Small ville” and “The L Word” and on stage including a 2002 Broadway production of “The Vagina Monologues.”
Margot Kidder was a prominent political activist, campaigning against the Gulf War, energy fracking and in support of Democrat Bernie Sanders in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Margot Kidder received American citizenship in 2005.
She married thrice in her lifetime, including a six-day union in 1979 with actor John Heard.