In some sad news, Margot Kidder has passed away at the age of 69. She reportedly died at her home in Livingston, Montana on Sunday.
Kidder became a huge favourite of many a genre fan for several memorable roles, such as playing Lois Lane in the four Christopher Reeve-headlined Superman movies, starring in the original Black Christmas, and opposite James Brolin in the first Amityville Horror. Plentiful genre roles followed throughout the years, including appearances in Smallville, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, lending her vocals to Gaia in Captain Planet and the Planeteers, and nabbing an Emmy for her work on R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.
Away from the acting world, Kidder was famous for her work as a political and women’s rights activist, in particular being vocal in her criticism of the Gulf War, of fracking, and for championing female empowerment.
Margot is survived by her daughter Maggie and two grandchildren.
The thoughts of all here at STARBURST go out to the family, friends and fans of Margot Kidder. Rest in peace.