Margot Kidder, who played Louis Lane in four Superman movies during the 70s and 80s died by suicide, after coroners reached a cause of death following her passing in May. The Coroner has not specified what drugs she took.
She had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and, in 1996, she suffered a public manic episode and nervous breakdown.
As it was previously reported, the police discovered Margot passed away on the 13th of May in her home in Livingston. While living in Montana, she was also an activist for progressive causes and animal rights. In one of her final interviews, with the pop culture site Hey U Guys in 2016, Kidder said that she never anticipated the success of the Superman film and was unprepared for the instant worldwide stardom that it brought to her.
In a statement provided to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Park County Coroner Richard Wood said Kidder's death earlier this year was "a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose".
Joan Kesich, a longtime friend who found Kidder's body, spoke to Margot's battle with mental health issues, saying she was fearless and always spoke the truth, regardless of the consequences. The star is survived by her 41-year-old daughter Maggie, whom she had with her first husband.
"In her last months, she was herself - same kind of love, same kind of energy", Kesich said.
McGuane continued, "It's a very unique sort of grief and pain". She wants to avoid any "cloud of shame". She went on to appear in small films and television shows until 2017, including an appearance on R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour.
"The reality of my life has been grand and wonderful, punctuated by these odd blips and burps of madness", she said.