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Superman star Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane, dies aged 69

Superman star Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane, dies aged 69

Margot Kidder who played Lois Lane in the Superman films has died aged 69.

Colin Zeman, director of Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, MT confirmed to The Independent that she passed away.

He would not disclose the cause of death, but Ms. Kidder passed away at home on Sunday.

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Born in Canada, Ms. Kidder got her big break in the 1973 movie Sisters

She would go onto star in four Superman films throughout her career and most recently starred in films The Neighborhood and The Red Maple Leaf.

In 1996, Ms. Kidder was diagnosed with bipolar disorder following a public manic episode.where she lost three years’ worth of drafts from an autobiography she was writing.

Her career struggled following the nervous breakdown, but by the 2000s, she landed guest-starring roles on Smallville, The L Word and Brothers & Sisters.

In 2015, she book home an Emmy Award for her role on the children’s TV series R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.

Ms. Kidder also starred on Broadway, most recognizable in a 2002 production of The Vagina Monologues.

The actress was also known for her political, environmental and anti-war activism.

Ms. Kidder wed three times and is survived by her daughter, Maggie McGuane.

Arrangements for Ms. Kidder are being made care of Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, MT.

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