Margot Kidder Dead: 'Superman' Star Dies at 69

Gwen Vasquez
May 15, 2018

"She'd asked her closest friends - if they stopped by her place and found her dead - to tell no one, place her naked body in a bedsheet, drag it up Canyon Mountain, and leave her for her other friends, the wolves".

"It's very hard to convince a manic person that there is anything wrong with them", said Kidder, who was working on a memoir at the time.

"She was courageous about everything", she said.

She is survived by Maggie, 41, her daughter with first husband, novelist Thomas McGuane. Her mother, Margaret, was a teacher, and her father, Kendall, was an explosives expert whose job entailed taking the family to whatever remote place ore had been discovered.

Several months later, she revealed her diagnosis to People.

It is not yet known what Kidder died from.

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The native Canadian maintained her acting career until her death, and recent credits include Rob Zombie's "Halloween II" in 2009, as well as a series of Canadian films, including "The Neighborhood" and "The Red Maple Leaf". The cause of death was last night unknown.

She also briefly Wednesday French director Philippe de Broca.

But following her 1996 breakdown, she began to recover her mental health. She attributed orthomolecular medicine, which is an alternative form of medicine, for her well-being. Cocky, self-assured, and proud of her chain-smoking habit (and inability to spellcheck), she breathed some screwball humor into the film as well as an air of authentic newsroom brassiness.

Kidder recovered and continued acting all the way up until previous year, when she appeared in her final film, an indie mafia movie called The Neighborhood. Even from a young age, she had ambitions of stardom.

Despite her troubles, Kidder enjoyed career success again and won a Daytime Emmy Award in 2015 for her role on the children's TV show R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour. She spoke candidly about her experience afterward and advocated for destigmatizing mental health issues. Kidder told The Guardian in 2005 about playing the character.

During the 2016 presidential race, she threw her support behind Bernie Sanders. She was an outspoken political, environmental, and anti-war activist, speaking out and protesting on behalf of the state of Montana against irresponsible drilling and pipeline leaks.

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