She soared in the sky with Superman, her wits and determination as a journalist every bit as admirable as the superpowers of Clark Kent's true identity. She stood between her kids and powerful evil in The Amityville Horror and carved a spot in viewers' hearts from her unfiltered performance in Black Christmas (1974). Margot Kidder was as versatile as she was talented, and we're very sad to share the news that the actress has passed away at the age of 69.
Multiple sources, including The Hollywood Reporter, report that Kidder's representative, Camilla Fluxman Pines, has confirmed the news that Kidder has passed away. The cause of her death is not known at this time.
Many film fans knew Kidder as Lois Lane, the fearless reporter at Metropolis' Daily Planet newspaper. Through four Superman films (beginning with 1978's Superman), Kidder's iconic character showed Superman how to live, love, and laugh on a planet as tumultuous as Earth.
While many adored Kidder as Lois Lane, horror fans cherished her performances in The Amityville Horror (1979), Tales from the Crypt, and Bob Clark's Black Christmas. No matter who she played in horror movies, Kidder always found a way to instill her characters with an intriguing set of traits that stayed with you long after the end credits rolled. Our thoughts are with Kidder's family and friends during this difficult time.