Margot Kidder's daughter makes mental health appeal

Margot Kidder's Death Ruled Suicidal Overdose

Margot Kidder’s Death Ruled a Suicide

In a statement to the Associated Press, Kidder's daughter Maggie McGuane said the family decided to make her mother's suicide public because "it's important to be open and honest about the suicide so there's no cloud of shame".

When actress Margot Kidder passed back in May, her manager, Camilla Fluxman Pines, said she died peacefully in her sleep. The coroner didn't reveal precisely what drugs she had taken.

Her daughter Maggie McGuane, 41, told the wire service that she already knew that her mother, who had battled bipolar disorder during her lifetime, had committed suicide.

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She was found dead at her home in Livingston, Montana, on May 13. She believes it is important to be open and honest about suicide and not hide it.

A serious vehicle accident in 1990 left Kidder temporarily unable to work, putting her in debt. She also noted Montana's high suicide rate and the empathy she feels for the people there going through the same thing.

She says it's a unique sort of grief and pain and that she would like to reach out to every family who is suffering through a loss by suicide.

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Regarding her family life, Kidder got married three different times throughout her life and has one daughter, Maggie McGuane.

Kidder is best known for playing intrepid reporter Lois Lane opposite the late Christopher Reeve in 1978's Superman. I want what I know about her to be out there because it was glorious.

Her most-publicized mental health episode came in 1996 when she disappeared for four days, according to Toronto's Globe and Mail newspaper, living among the homeless on the streets of Los Angeles until she was found by a homeowner in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, who found the celebrity actress cowering in her backyard. She also had two more roles yet to be released, TMZ reported.

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