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

Margot Kidder's Death Ruled Suicidal Overdose

Margot Kidder's Death Ruled Suicidal Overdose

The rumor was that she died from the flu because she had been fighting the flu and talking about flu symptoms just days before her death.

Park County Coroner Richard Wood said in a statement that Kidder died May 13 in her Livingston home "as a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose". The coroner did not specify which drugs she took, TMZ reported.

Margot Kidder's daughter, Maggie McGuane, told the AP it's a relief to finally have the truth come out. I want what I know about her to be out there because it was glorious.

In addition to her role as Lois Lane in Superman (1978), Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983) and Superman IV (1987), Margot Kidder is known for the original The Amityville Horror, Boston Common, Shell Game and a slew of other works. She was still in good enough health to be taking on stage roles, including The Vagina Monologues on Broadway. She continued to act in many movies and TV shows, most recently the 2017 film "The Neighborhood". At the time Kidder's manager, Camilla Fluxman Pines, said she had died peacefully in her sleep.

But Kidder had a history of mental illness.

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The police report stated that when her auto was pulled over, she was slurring her words and her eyes were bloodshot and glossy . She later failed the field sobriety tests as well as the breathalyzer test, with a blood alcohol level of.18 percent.

And after a public breakdown in 1996, she was found to have bipolar disorder. She returned to the world of Superman in the 2000s with periodic guest appearances on Smallville.

New information is coming to light about Margot Kidder's tragic passing earlier this year.

Joan Kesich, a longtime friend who found Kidder's body, said Kidder was fearless and always spoke the truth, regardless of the consequences. Maggie was born on October 28, 1976.

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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