The death of Margot Kidder, the actress who soared to fame in the ’70s playing Lois Lane in the Superman movies, has been ruled a suicide, a Montana coroner’s office said. When she died in May at age 69 neither her agent nor the funeral home who handled her arrangements specified a cause, but Montana’s Park County coroner’s office has announced she killed herself. “Ms Kidder’s family urges those suffering from mental illnesses, addiction and/or suicidal thoughts to seek appropriate counseling and treatment,” the statement said. Her death came one month before designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain took their own lives, casting a spotlight on the jarring global spike in suicides and the importance of confronting the issue. Kidder starred in the Superman trilogy released between 1978-1983 as hotshot reporter Lane, who was also the love interest of Clark Kent, played by Christopher Reeve, who died in 2004. Published in Daily Times, August 11th 2018.