Today we lost a true icon of cinema: actress Margot Kidder passed away at the age of 69. Kidder was of course best known for playing Lois Lane in Richard Donner's 1978 Superman: The Movie, and its three sequel films, which became the depiction of the DC Comics characters for decades until the 1990s.
In honor and observance of Kidder's passing, DC Comics issued the following tribute to the late actress, which pretty much sums up the feelings of an entire generation of DC movie fans:
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
Of course, DC Comics isn't big voice now mourning the loss - check out some of the other tributes, below!
RIP to Margot Kidder, who made sure my generation knew just how awesome Lois Lane was. pic.twitter.com/5BU0qDYKrB— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) May 14, 2018
Margot Kidder should be remembered as much for courageously, candidly discussing her battles with mental illness as for any screen role.— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) May 14, 2018
There are no Supermen— or women. It is not a character deficiency to acknowledge such struggles and get the help and treatment you need!
Like Carrie Fisher, Margot Kidder's human struggle with mental illness and passionate social activism meant as much to me in terms of inspiration and love as her iconic on-screen role.— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) May 14, 2018
As you can see, Kidder's advancements of mental illness discussion and treatment was just as important as her movie roles.
RIP Margot Kidder. She will always be THE Lois Lane to me. pic.twitter.com/wWJivXFKvZ— Ed Boon (@noobde) May 14, 2018
Most will be sharing pictures of Margot Kidder as Lois Lane. Instead, I thought I'd share this. #MargotKidder, handcuffed and smiling, being arrested at the White House for peacefully sitting against the potential environmental destruction of the Keystone pipeline. pic.twitter.com/CUFdHb9u9O— Tom Taylor (@TomTaylorMade) May 14, 2018
Kidder was a proud social activist in the fullest sense, as you can see above.
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
With the range of classic and/or cult-classic films that Kidder was in, it's no surprise that filmmakers influenced by those films (like Baby Driver's Edgar Wright) are feeling the across a lot of genres.
My Margot Kidder story. pic.twitter.com/qWLXTjKIpL— Ted Geoghegan (@tedgeoghegan) May 14, 2018
Like the late Carrie Fisher, Margot had a colorful personality that left a strong impression. Read this little anecdote, above.
We can't think of a better note to end on, than this tribute from the institution started by the late Christopher and Dana Reeve.
R.I.P. Margot Kidder. You will be missed.