Margot Kidder

Margot Kidder remembered: Stars and fans mourn the loss of Superman actress

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May 14, 2018

The world has lost its beloved Lois Lane.

Upon hearing about the passing of Superman actress Margot Kidder at the age of 69, the internet was awash in a sea of mourning at the loss of a Hollywood icon. Having starred in genre projects like Black Christmas (1974) and The Amityville Horror (1979), Kidder was best known for her performance as Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane in the Richard Donner Superman movies, alongside co-star Christopher Reeve.

“We had a beautiful time filming The Amityville Horror and we shared a lot of laughs.  She will be missed," said Kidder's co-star, James Brolin (father of Josh/Thanos), in a statement provided to SYFY WIRE. 

Despite a slowdown in her career in the late '90s due to a nervous breakdown, Kidder maintained appearances on TV shows like Smallville and R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour, the latter nabbing her an Emmy win. By the mid-2000s, she was a naturalized U.S. citizen (having been born in Canada) and became an ardent political activist.

Kidder's final onscreen role was in the 2017 Canadian film The Neighborhood from writer/director Frank D'Angelo.

Read on for fans' reactions on Twitter...

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