It was no secret that the late actress Margot Kidder had her fair share of struggles. Now her daughter is setting the record straight so the truth can be told.
Kidder's recent passing may have been a shock to some but her daughter Maggie McGuane wasn't surprised, She told the Associated Press she knew immediately that her mother had committed suicide even though previous statements said the Lois Lane actress died peacefully in her sleep.
Now McGuane is just happy the truth is out. Her mother died of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose. McGuane said about the findings:
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. It's a very unique sort of grief and pain knowing how many families in this state go through this, I wish that I could reach out to each one of them.
The last years of Kidder's life show a woman struggling. In the past two years, the police have been called to her home over 40 times for trespassing, theft, and other disturbances. In addition, an ambulance had been called to her home five times over a seven month period.
People are still coming to terms with the loss.
@BBCNews Weird to think that both her Christopher Reeve are no longer with us. Spent my childhood watching Superman… https://t.co/BVxI1sEfMI— Indy Bansel (@Indy Bansel)1533807203.0
@BBCNews Lois n Superman fly with the Angels. Sadly missed.— Claire C (@Claire C)1533811667.0
@BBCNews How very sad.......— Maria C Lane (@Maria C Lane)1533810016.0
@BBCNews Thoughts go to family and freinds ❤️— Claire (@Claire)1533809408.0
@BBCNews @KhalSir https://t.co/WjPHhRIDPN— WardRuther (@WardRuther)1533806588.0
McGuane's message about removing the cloud of shame was not lost on folks.
@Variety Yes, mental illness should be nothing to be ashamed of. We all have issues & bouts with depression, etc..… https://t.co/kU8j9qJ8Zh— William Krzemien (@William Krzemien)1533788464.0
Margot Kidder's suicide is terribly sad, of course, but I applaud her daughter for saying: "It’s important to be op… https://t.co/yYUq6LN99Z— Bryan Marquard (@Bryan Marquard)1533823736.0
I particularly appreciate for daughters response. Silence gives power to shame https://t.co/uEA3Ia7rqT— Jane Freund (@Jane Freund)1533821892.0
Rest in Peace Margot Kidder.