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Margot Kidder died of self-inflicted drug, alcohol overdose

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The autopsy for Margot Kidder released Wednesday shows the late actress died as a result of a self-inflicted drug and alcohol overdose. 

The Park County, MT coroner ruled her death a suicide.

Kidder began her acting career in her 20s and shot to international fame playing the reporter Lois Lane alongside Christopher Reeve in Superman. 

The Canadian-born Kidder also appeared in the 1975 film "The Great Waldo Pepper" with Robert Redford and starred in the 1979 film, "Amityville Horror." 

Kidder's family released a statement urging those suffering from mental illnesses, addiction, and suicidal thoughts to seek appropriate counseling and treatment. 

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