New information is coming to light about Margot Kidder‘s tragic passing earlier this year.
Back in May, the 69-year-old actress was found dead in her Montana home and her rep at the time claimed that the Superman star had passed peacefully in her sleep.
However, months later, it seems as though the passing occurred on different terms.
In a statement released earlier this evening by Park County coroner Richard Wood, the beloved actress “died as a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose.” The report also added that Ms. Kidder’s family urges those suffering from mental illnesses, addiction and/or suicidal thoughts to seek appropriate counseling and treatment.
No further details were released.
Shortly after today’s revelation, Maggie McGuane, Kidder’s daughter from Thomas McGuane, told media outlets that she was OK about the news coming out.
“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.”
McGuane added that she believed her mother passed away from suicide immediately after learning of the tragic news.
Kidder’s daughter added that she feels a “very unique sort of grief and pain,” but “knowing how many families in this state go through this, I wish that I could reach out to each one of them.”
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).