Teri Hatcher and Mark Hamill lead tributes to Superman actress Margot Kidder

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To a generation of both comic book fans and general moviegoers, Kidder's Lois Lane was the definitive Lois Lane, and we're sad to report that Kidder has passed away at the age of 69.

Margot shot to fame after appearing in the 1978 film Superman, which saw her star opposite the late Christopher Reeve.

Margot Kidder, who starred as Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the "Superman" film franchise of the 1970s and 1980s, has died.

Co-creator of several Marvel characters, Brian Michael Bendis, remembered the actor and wrote, "I rewatched all the superman the movie extras when we were prepping on powers and Margot Kidder's audition is a flawless moment for the ideal actor". One of Margot Kidder's legacies that she has embarked on this planet is setting a high standard to play Lois Lane.

"Fly high, our friend, shine bright", the Foundation posted Monday on Twitter, along with a photo of Kidder and Reeve as their most famous characters.

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Star Wars actor Mark Hamill said Kidder was excellent on the screen and equally kind and caring off of it.

"On-screen she was magic". For several years she suffered from a mental disorder, in 1996 for a time was homeless, but was able to resume his career in the movies. Since movies in her era mostly depicted women as inferior beings to men, Margot Kidder showed that she was Clark Kent's equal. Her story grabbed the hearts of fans and Hollywood with many reaching out to help Kidder, who eventually got back on her feet and went on to become a mental health advocate.

The star went on to explain that she became convinced she was in danger, and went missing for four days.

She is survived by her daughter Maggie, the daughter she had with her first husband, American novelist Thomas McGuane.

She reprised the part in sequels in 1980, 1983 and 1987, also.

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