Margot Kidder's Death Ruled Suicidal Overdose

  • Margot Kidder's Death Ruled Suicidal Overdose

Margot Kidder's Death Ruled Suicidal Overdose

The coroner in Park County, Mont. said on Wednesday that Kidder "died as a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose".

Joan Kesich, a longtime friend who found Kidder's body, spoke to Margot's battle with mental health issues, saying she was fearless and always spoke the truth, regardless of the consequences.

McGuane said she found relief knowing that the truth about her mother's death was finally known to the public. She believes it is important to be open and honest about suicide and not hide it.

A joint statement from the coroner's office and her family urged "those suffering from mental illnesses, addiction and/or suicidal thoughts to seek appropriate counselling and treatment".

It's noted that Margot Kidder struggled with mental illness throughout much of her life, which was made worse in a auto accident in 1990 that left her in debt and wheelchair bound for near two years. She continued to act in many movies and TV shows, most recently the 2017 film "The Neighborhood". A cause of death was not originally reported, but Kidder's manager, Camilla Fluxman Pines, said at the time that she had passed away peacefully in her sleep. She wants to avoid any "cloud of shame". She returned to the world of Superman in the 2000s with periodic guest appearances on Smallville. During the interview, she said that she was in bed with the flu, and her voice sounded rough and raspy.

The news was confirmed to the AP by Kidder's daughter, Maggie McGuane.

The actress died at the age of 69 at her home in Livingston, Montana, on 13 May. Maggie was born on October 28, 1976. She still helps lost animals and other causes that she's passionate about.

She also appeared in 1978's The Amityville Horror.