Celebrities took to social media to mourn the death of Margot Kidder, the actress best known for portraying Lois Lane in the original “Superman” movies. Kidder died in her sleep on Sunday.
“On-screen she was magic. Off-screen she was one of the kindest, sweetest, most caring women I’ve ever known,” Mark Hamill wrote on Twitter. “I’ll miss you Margot Kidder. Your legacy will live on forever.”
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 14, 2018
Kumail Nanjiani highlighted Kidder’s performance in Bob Clark’s “Black Christmas,” writing, “It introduced some elements that are now genre tropes and she’s fantastic in it.”
DC Comics, home of the “Superman” franchise, also issued a statement from its Twitter account. “Thank you for being the Lois Lane so many of us grew up with,” the superhero brand tweeted. “RIP, Margot Kidder.”
Thank you for being the Lois Lane so many of us grew up with. RIP, Margot Kidder. pic.twitter.com/IhY73TB52P
— DC (@DCComics) May 14, 2018
Longtime “Today Show” host and weatherman Al Roker joined in remembering the actress on Twitter. “So sorry for the passing of Margot Kidder the star of four Superman movies who will always be Lois Lane,” he wrote. “Gone at the age of 69, she was very open about her battle with bipolar disease.”
So sorry for the passing of @MargotKidder the star of 4 #Superman movies who will always be #LoisLane. Gone at the age of 69, she was very open about her battle with #bipolar disease pic.twitter.com/s8eax89i8n
— Al Roker (@alroker) May 14, 2018
Edgar Wright tweeted a black-and-white picture of Kidder with the caption, “Sad to hear of the passing of Margot Kidder. A spark of vivacious life in all of her films. I loved her in cult horrors ‘Sisters’ and ‘Black Christmas’. And of course she remains the best Lois Lane in the magical ‘Superman’ & ‘Superman II’.”
Sad to hear of the passing of Margot Kidder. A spark of vivacious life in all of her films. I loved her in cult horrors 'Sisters' and 'Black Christmas'. And of course she remains the best Lois Lane in the magical 'Superman' & 'Superman II'. RIP to a unique screen presence. pic.twitter.com/bQEVv7PSa3
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) May 14, 2018
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— Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (@ReeveFoundation) May 14, 2018
Margot Kidder should be remembered as much for courageously, candidly discussing her battles with mental illness as for any screen role.
There are no Supermen— or women. It is not a character deficiency to acknowledge such struggles and get the help and treatment you need!
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) May 14, 2018
#MargotKidder was incredible in the Superman movies. The Lois Lane she created had so much strength, humor and vulnerability that she became as much a part of what made the movie work as the wonderful Chris Reeve, Gene Hackman and others. #ripmargotkidder
— Clark Gregg (@clarkgregg) May 14, 2018
RIP Margot Kidder https://t.co/aK2orqGkm9
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 14, 2018
oh no, Margot Kidder.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) May 14, 2018
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