'She Was Magic': Kidder, Known for Role as Lois Lane, Remembered
Margot Kidder, most known for starring as Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in "Superman," has died.
Kidder, 69, of Livingston, Montana, died Sunday at her home, according to an obituary on the Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory website.
Kidder's manager Camilla Fluxman Pines said she died peacefully in her sleep.
No cause or other details were given.
Both Kidder and Reeve, who played Superman, were relative unknowns when they got their leading parts in 1978's "Superman." They went on to star in three more "Superman" movies, the last being "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace," in 1987. Reeve died in 2004.
News of Kidder's death sparked a lot of reactions on Twitter from sadness to admiration.
Woke up to the terrible news Margot Kidder passed away. She was a great talent & kind person who brought so much joy to so many people, fighting for equality and justice while struggling w/tremendous obstacles in her private life. She will be sadly missed.— Mark Hughes (@markhughesfilms) May 14, 2018
That scene gave me goosebumps R.I.P Margot kidder 😭 pic.twitter.com/qbCAZJNSPY— Louise Logan (@louisel82620616) May 14, 2018
RIP Margot Kidder, forever our Lois Lane pic.twitter.com/yidVQAZQW8— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) May 14, 2018
I don't think Margot Kidder ever really got credit for the skill of what she's doing in the SUPERMAN movies: adding just the right dose of '70s cynicism and saltiness to make them contemporary, without throwing off the gee-whiz sunniness of the enterprise. God, she was good.— Jason Bailey (@jasondashbailey) May 14, 2018
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