Margot Kidder's daughter makes mental health appeal

Margot Kidder's daughter makes mental health appeal

Margot Kidder's daughter makes mental health appeal

When Margot Kidder passed away at the age of 69 in mid-May, her cause of death wasn't immediately known.

TMZ reports that the Park County Coroner claims she had taken drugs and alcohol as a way of ending her life prematurely.

Margot Kidder rose to fame in the 1970s starring as Lois Lane alongside the late Christopher Reeve in Richard Donner's Superman. The Canadian-born actress had always been open about drug and alcohol addictions, which she said partially triggered her very public breakdown in 1996.

Margot's daughter, Maggie McGuane, concurred with the coroner's findings, telling The AP that she knew that suicide was the cause of her mother's death when she was first brought to Margot's home the day she died.

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

Kidder and Reeve starred in four Superman movies between 1978 and 1987.

"It's a big relief that the truth is out there", McGuane said.

She spoke openly about how she had wandered around Los Angeles for days during that episode, and she said in 2008 that she did not like the words "mental illness".

A serious auto accident in 1990 left Kidder temporarily unable to work, putting her in debt.

She was found dead at her home in Livingston, Montana, on May 13.

"It's a very unique sort of grief and pain", McGuane said. She went on to appear in small films and television shows until 2017, including an appearance on R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour.

Five months after her manic incident, she opened up to People magazine saying she had "mood swings that could knock over a building".

If you or someone you know is dealing with suicidal thoughts, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at: 1-800-273-8255.

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