Margot Kidder's Family Releases Statement Following Superman Star's Death

Margot Kidder's family is breaking their silence.

On Thursday, May 17, 2018, the family of the late Superman star released a statement following her death last weekend.

"On Mother's Day, my wife, Maggie McGuane, was brought by the Park County Coroner and Livingston Police Department into her mother Margot Kidder's home following her death," Chad Franscoviak, the husband of Kidder's only child, Maggie, stated (via Page Six). "The experience has been difficult for her and she is choosing not to make public comment until after the findings of the Park County Coroner's office have been released. We ask that you respect our family's privacy during this sad time."

As Nicki Swift previously reported, Kidder passed away in her Livingston, Montana home on Sunday, May 13, 2018. She was 69 years old, and is survived by her 41-year-old daughter, Maggie.

While her cause of death has not yet been revealed, the actress' manager, Camilla Fluxman Pines, has said that she died peacefully in her sleep. Local police, who were called to Kidder's home when she was found dead, suspect no foul play.

Over the course of her career, the Canadian native amassed more than 130 acting credits to her name. However, she was best known for portraying Lois Lane in the Superman movies alongside the late actor Christopher Reeve in the 1970s and 1980s.

On Monday, May 14, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation paid tribute to the actress on Twitter. "Fly high, our friend, shine bright," the foundation wrote, captioning a snapshot of the two co-stars together on screen.

Our thoughts are with Kidder's loved ones during this difficult time.