McGuane says she believes it's important to be open and honest about the suicide so there's no cloud of shame.
Now, nearly three months after Kidder's body was found by a friend in her Livingston, Montana home, a coroner there has ruled her death a suicide. Her obituary at the time said simply that she passed away at her home, and does not mention her cause of death.
In a joint statement, Kidder's family and the Park County Coroner's Office urged: '...those suffering from mental illnesses, addiction and/or suicidal thoughts to seek appropriate counselling and treatment'. The Canadian-born actress had always been open about drug and alcohol addictions, which she said partially triggered her very public breakdown in 1996.
Kidder and Reeve starred in four Superman movies between 1978 and 1987.
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"In her last months, she was herself - same kind of love, same kind of energy", Kesich said. She experienced a very public manic episode in April 1996 when a computer virus caused her to lose three years' worth of drafts of her autobiography.
Born Margaret Ruth Kidder on October 17, 1948 in Canada's Northwest Territories, she grew up in a small town without a movie theatre. I want what I know about her to be out there because it was glorious.
"The reality of my life has been grand and wonderful, punctuated by these odd blips and burps of madness", she said. "Knowing how many families in this state go through this, I wish that I could reach out to each one of them".
The actress had publicly struggled with mental-health issues. Her film "Robber's Roost" was in pre-production, and the final film she worked on was 2017's "The Neighborhood".