The cause of death of Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in Superman: The Movie opposite Christopher Reeve, has been finally been revealed.
Back in May, the actress was found dead in her Montana home; her rep claimed at the time that she had passed peacefully in her sleep. However, now it's revealed that the death occurred on different terms.
Montana’s Park County Coroner’s Richard Wood confirmed to the Associated Press on Wednesday, August 8 that the late actress' death was “a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose.”
According to the statement, Margot's family urges the Superman star had been suffering from mental illnesses, addiction and suicidal thoughts to seek appropriate counseling and treatment.
Shortly after the revelation of Margot's cause of death, her daughter, Maggie McGuane, whom she shared with ex-husband Thomas McGuane, told media that she was OK about the news coming out.
She said, "It's a big relief that the truth is out there. It's important to be open and honest so there's not a cloud of shame in dealing with this."
Maggie further added that she believed her mother died from suicide immediately after learning of the tragic news.
Maggie says she feels a "very unique sort of grief and pain," but "knowing how many families in this state go through this, I wish that I could reach out to each one of them."
In 1996, Margot suffered a mental health breakdown, later being diagnosed with bipolar disorder.