Christopher “Superman” Reeve Dead at 52

Christopher Reeve, who made his fame and fortune playing Superman in four movies in the 1980s, died yesterday of heart failure, following treatment for an infection. He was born September 25, 1952.

He was paralyzed from the neck down after being thrown from a horse in 1995, and he became an ardent supporter of research for spinal cord injuries and stem cell research.

Here is the New York Times obituary.

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