Margot Ruth Kidder, who rose to fame playing Superman’s love interest and hard-nosed reporter Lois Lane on the big screen has passed according to reports.

Kidder’s death was initially reported by TMZ and confirmed by the Franzen Davis funeral home in Livingston, Montana. “The actress and activist passed away on Sunday, May 13th, 2018 at her home,” the funeral home said.

Kidder was born in Yellowknife, Canada and worked with some of the best actors and directors in the industry including Brian De Palma in Sisters, Robert Redford in The Great Waldo Pepper and as the lead in the horror classic The Amityville Horror.

In 1978, Kidder was cast in the role of Lois Lane in Richard Donner’s big screen Superman film. She would go on to play the role in three sequels including Superman IV: The Quest for Peace in 1987.

In 1996, Kidder suffered a psychological episode and was later diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She would continue acting in small roles in television films like Amazon in 1999 and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2002. Mostly, Kidder spent time at her home in Montana. She will surely be missed by friends, family and fans.

 

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