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'Superman' star Margot Kidder died from 'self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose'

'Superman' star Margot Kidder died from 'self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose'

The AP obtained a copy of the report, and says Kidder, 69, died as the "result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose".

The actress was found by a friend in her Livingston, Mont., home on May 13. She also noted Montana's high suicide rate and the empathy she feels for the people there going through the same thing.

Kidder struggled with mental illness much of her life, and it was made worse by a 1990 auto accident that left her in debt and led to her using a wheelchair for nearly two years. She continued to act in many movies and TV shows, most recently the 2017 film "The Neighborhood".

In what was an obvious reference to the Superman movies, Kidder made a cameo in Smallville along with the series' stars Michael Rosenbaum and Allison Mack.

"It's a very unique sort of grief and pain".

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. The Canadian-born actress had always been open about drug and alcohol addictions, which she said partially triggered her very public breakdown in 1996.

Kidder, a native of Yellowknife, was also a political activist who was arrested in 2011 in a Washington, D.C., protest over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

"In her last months, she was herself - same kind of love, same kind of energy", Kesich said. She experienced a very public manic episode in April 1996 when a computer virus caused her to lose three years' worth of drafts of her autobiography.

"The reality of my life has been grand and wonderful, punctuated by these odd blips and burps of madness", she said. In one of her final interviews, with the pop culture site Hey U Guys in 2016, Kidder said that she never anticipated the success of the Superman film and was unprepared for the instant worldwide stardom that it brought to her.

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