In this Oct. 3, 2000 file photo, actress Margot Kidder, who dated former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, arrives for his funeral at Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec. Kidder, who starred as Lois Lane in the “Superman” film franchise of the late 1970s

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'Superman' actress Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide

August 08, 2018 - 6:40 pm
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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Margot Kidder's daughter says the Superman actress' death has been ruled a suicide.

Maggie McGuane told The Associated Press Wednesday that she knew her mother died by suicide when she was brought to Kidder's Montana home in May, and that it is a big relief to have the truth out.

Park County Coroner Richard Wood said in a statement that Kidder died May 13 in her Livingston home "as a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose."

McGuane says she believes it's important to be open and honest about the suicide so there's no cloud of shame.

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.