Coroner States That Margot Kidder's Death Was An Intentional Overdose


Park County Coroner Richard Wood said in a statement that Margot Kidder died "as a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose", The Chicago Sun Times reported.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Margot Kidder's death has officially been ruled as a suicide.

Almost three months after Margot Kidder was found dead at her home in Montana, the actress' death has been ruled a suicide by overdose. She became paranoid and disappeared for four days until she was found in a stranger's backyard and taken to Olive View Medical Center by police.

Kidder dealt with mental illness for much of her life, while a 1990 vehicle accident left her in debt and needing a wheelchair for nearly two years.

McGuane noted that Montana has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation and she urged people with mental illness to seek help.

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Both Kidder and co-star Christopher Reeve, who played Superman, were relative unknowns when they got their leading parts, and neither saw many major roles afterwards. "It's a big relief that the truth is out there", McGuane tole the news agency.

Kidder delivered what many consider to be the quintessential portrayal of Lane, her gutsy, willful, confident attitude providing the flawless foil for Reeve's timid and mild-mannered Clark Kent. I want what I know about her to be out there because it was glorious.

Most recently, Margot appeared in The Neighbourhood, which came out earlier this year. Since the 2000s, her acting career had picked back up again and she was starring on Smallville, Brothers and Sisters, the L Word, R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour, and she was appearing on Broadway.

She went on to receive a Daytime Emmy Award as outstanding performer in a kids' series in 2015 for that role.