RIP: Superman Star And Mental Health Advocate Passes Away

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Lois Lane has passed away.

According to Daily Mail:

Margot Kidder has passed away at her home in Livingston, Montana at the age of 69 on Sunday, which was Mother’s Day.

The brunette beauty from Canada was best known for playing Lois Lane in four Superman movies with Christopher Reeve in the Seventies and Eighties. She also was the star of the massive 1979 horror film The Amityville Horror with James Brolin and Rod Steiger.

It is not known yet what Kidder – who once dated directors Brian De Palma and Steven Spielberg – died from, according to TMZ.

Margot suffered from mental health issues that at one point left her homeless, though she went on to overcome them become a mental health advocate:

Margot battled bipolar disorder for years and was very open about it. Her illness got so intense she was homeless for a while in 1996 after a breakdown that led her to disappear for four days.

She was found in a backyard by a homeowner and was taken by the Los Angeles Police Department to Olive View Medical Center in a manic state. Kidder was later placed in psychiatric care.

Years later Margot said she had not had a manic episode for a long time because she had been cured by orthomolecular medicine. The movie icon went on to become an advocate for mental health awareness.

She also thrived as an actress after she got better.

RIP, Margot