Tormented Superman beauty Margot Kidder could have been saved from an early grave, RadarOnline.com has learned.
After battling booze and drug addictions, money woes and mental illness, the 69-year-old actress simply quit taking care of her health, a source told Radar.
“Margot spent the last days of her life wandering her home in a sick haze. She should have been in a hospital!” a close pal said. “Her life could have been saved.”
As Radar previously reported, Kidder’s body has been cremated and her remains have returned home to her family — but details about a formal memorial service, much like her life, are still jumbled.
“Margot had given numerous people—friends, family and people the family doesn’t even know – thoughts on what she wanted as her final wishes,” a source told Radar. “So that is creating complications.”
Kidder, who the source said considered herself to be an “atheist,” will likely be remembered in a memorial rather than a church service.
The once sparkling brunette’s body was discovered by a friend who stopped by to help clean her house in Livingston, Montana, on Mother’s Day.
A 911 dispatcher told police and EMTs that a caller described finding a “nonresponsive female, no pulse, no breathing.”
Authorities said foul play was not considered a factor, but her death is under investigation. An autopsy was conducted, and toxicology results are pending.
Just days earlier, the three-time divorcee was almost too ill to do a Detroit radio show interview.
The chat was to promote an upcoming autograph session at Motor City Comic Con — her only source of income.
Kidder — who played scrappy reporter Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in four Superman films — told the show’s hosts she was “in bed with flu” and “puking every hour and a half.”
Still, she refused to seek medical help, insiders said.
Tragically, after her high-flying Superman days, Kiddot was overwhelmed by a variety of health issues.
A car accident in 1990 left her temporarily confined to a wheelchair, hooked on painkillers and bankrupt by medical bills. After a public breakdown in 1996, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In 2013, she was hospitalized with pneumonia.
Three failed marriages and the loss of her closest friends, co-star Reeve in 2004 and Star Wars princess Carrie Fisher in 2016, left her despondent, friends said.
“After Carrie passed, Margot had no one left to confide in,” a source said. “She just let herself go — completely. She came to a sad end — and that didn’t have to happen.”
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