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

Ruben Ruiz
August 9, 2018

In a statement provided to The Associated Press, Coroner Richard Wood of the Park County Coroner's Office in Montana where Kidder lived said her death in May at the age of 69 was "a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose".

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

The daughter of late Superman star Margot Kidder has urged people experiencing mental health difficulties to seek help after a coroner's office in the United States released its ruling on her mother's death.

Kidder's daughter, Maggie McGuane, told the publication on Wednesday that she knew her mother had died by suicide when she went to her home in Livingston, Mont.

Kidder openly struggled with bipolar disorder and was a fierce mental health advocate.

Now, nearly three months after Kidder's body was found by a friend in her Livingston, Montana home, a coroner there has ruled her death a suicide.

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McGuane urged people with mental illness to seek help.

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

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.

Kidder and Reeve starred in four Superman movies between 1978 and 1987. She wants to avoid any "cloud of shame".

Kidder struggled with mental illness for a big chunk of her life, with events getting worse following a auto accident in 1990 that left her in debt and led her to using a wheelchair. She also had two more roles yet to be released, TMZ reported.

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