The death of a well-known actress whose body was found at her home has been ruled a suicide. The AP reports that the coroner in Park County, Mont., released a statement saying Margot Kidder “died as a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose,” adding that no further details would be released.
Kidder, who became a big star after playing Lois Lane in “Superman” in 1978, was found dead May 13 at her Montana home. She was 69.
Kidder lived in the small town of Livingston, near Yellowstone National Park.
Kidder, who starred in four “Superman” movies from 1978 to 1987, “struggled with mental illness much of her life, and it was made worse by a 1990 car accident that left her in debt and led to her using a wheelchair for almost two years,” the AP report notes.