Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve, the actor whose work on soaps and on stage was eclipsed when he played the Man of Steel in the motion picture "Superman," and its sequels, died of heart failure Oct. 10, 2004, in a Mount Kisco, NY, hospital. He was 52. Once seen as a robust picture of matinee idol success, Mr. Reeve suffered a spinal cord injury in a riding accident almost a decade ago. Since that time, he used a wheelchair and a breathing apparatus, but didn't shrink from the public. He became a powerful spokesman for spinal cord research.

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  • Born: Sep 25, 1952 in New York, NY, USA
  • Death: Oct 10, 2004 in Mount Kisco, NY, USA