Summary: actor beloved for his roles as Superman in three movies who turned activist for research into spinal-cord injuries, including the controversial stem cell research, after a fall from horseback riding in 1995 that left him paralyzed from neck down which took him from Congress to smaller platforms to pursue his cause and made remarkable progress, according to his physicians, in regaining some feeling and small movements, and who moved into directing Into The Gloaming and made guest appearances after his injury.
Cause of Death: Heart failure and systematic infection
Born: September 25, 1952
Died: October 10, 2004
Location: Mount Kisco, New York