Lois Lane of 'Superman' films, dead at 69


"It was exciting, but for a while being typecast as Lois made my vanity and narcissism scream", Kidder stated in the interview.

Margot Kidder, the actress who played Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve's Superman, has died.

Film and television actor Margot Kidder, best known as "Lois Lane" for essaying the role in 1978's "Superman", died at the age of 69 on Sunday.

Co-creator of several Marvel characters, Brian Michael Bendis, remembered the actor and wrote, "I rewatched all the superman the movie extras when we were prepping on powers and Margot Kidder's audition is a flawless moment for the ideal actor".

Deadline reports Kidder died at her home in Montana.

"Fly high, our friend, shine bright", the Foundation posted Monday on Twitter, along with a photo of Kidder and Reeve as their most famous characters.

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The official handle of DC Comics tweeted, "Thank you for being the Lois Lane so many of us grew up with".

Reeve's family and "Star Wars" star Mark Hamill led the celebrity tributes on social media.

"On-screen she was magic". She has featured in more than 70 TV Shows and movies. As an activist, she became an advocate for mental health sufferers and was arrested in Washington, D.C.in August, 2011 for protesting against an oil project. She was arrested at the White House in 2011 during a protest against the construction of an oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas.

Kidder married and divorced three times, according to trade journal Variety.

She struggled with bipolar disorder for many years, after being diagnosed with the condition after a manic episode in 1996, in which she was found in a disorientated state, having apparently been living outdoors and sheltering in bushes in Los Angeles for several days. "She survived so much, she came from the wilds of Canada and survived all these different lives".