'Superman' star Margot Kidder died from 'self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose'

'Superman' star Margot Kidder died from 'self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose'

Speaking to the Associated Press on Wednesday, Kidder's daughter, Maggie McGuane, said that she knew her mother had taken her own life when she was brought to Kidder's home.

A statement released on Wednesday by the Park county coroner Richard Wood said the star died from a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose, and no further details would be released. She had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and, in 1996, she suffered a public manic episode and nervous breakdown. A cause of death was not originally reported, but Kidder's manager, Camilla Fluxman Pines, said at the time that she had passed away peacefully in her sleep. Her film "Robber's Roost" was in pre-production, and the final film she worked on was 2017's "The Neighborhood". She wants to avoid any "cloud of shame". Since the 2000s, her acting career had picked back up again and she was starring on Smallville, Brothers and Sisters, the L Word, R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour, and she was appearing on Broadway. You can listen to the interview below.

Born Margaret Ruth Kidder on October 17, 1948 in Canada's Northwest Territories, she grew up in a small town without a movie theatre.

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Despite this tragic news, Kidder's daughter, Maggie McGuane, is relieved the truth is now public.

McGuane noted that Montana has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation and she urged people with mental illness to seek help. She still helps lost animals and other causes that she's passionate about. "Knowing how many families in this state go through this, I wish that I could reach out to each one of them".

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