The “Superman Curse” appears to have claimed another victim.
Margot Kidder’s May death has been ruled a suicide.
While most of us know Kidder from her role of Lois Lane in Superman, she had a very long and distinguished career both before and after that movie.
Kidder started acting in her native Canada in the 1960s.
After appearing in some low budget projects, she won the leading role in Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx in 1970.
That role led to appearances in Sisters, Black Christmas, The Great Waldo Pepper, and what is probably her second most famed role, as Kathy Lutz in The Amityville Horror.
Several years later, her career started to dry up.
That downward spiral is what many believe led her to manic depression and an eventual nervous breakdown.
As great as the 1970s and early ‘80s were for Kidder, that is how bad the tail end of the ‘80s and ‘90s were for her.
In 1990, Kidder was involved in a horrific car accident.
That accident would leave her partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.
She had several ups and downs both in her career and in her health over the next two decades.
Then, in May, Kidder was found dead on the floor of her home, which we now know to be have been the result of “self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose.”
The Superman Curse dates back to the original TV series and George Reeves.
Reeves was found dead of a gunshot wound under some very suspicious circumstances.
Eventually, though, his death was ruled a suicide.
The curse lived on with Christopher Reeves, who was paralyzed in a 1995 horseback riding accident.
Reeves would die nine years after the accident at the age of 52.
Now, Margot Kidder has taken her own life after having been in a paralyzing accident, adding to the myth of the curse.
She will be missed.