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Christopher Reeve Would Have Turned 70 Years Old | Son Pays Moving Tribute, Says Dad's Legacy 'Will Always Live On'
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Christopher Reeve Would Have Turned 70 Years Old | Son Pays Moving Tribute, Says Dad's Legacy 'Will Always Live On'

The Superman star died of heart failure in 2004 at the age of 52.

Cover Image Source: (L) Photo by Ziv Koren-Pool/Getty Images (R)  Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Christopher Reeve was a renowned actor best known as Superman in the iconic film franchise. His son Will recently paid tribute to his late father on what would have been his 70th birthday. Will shared a photo of the Superman actor on set, captioning it: 70 🤯 Happy birthday, Big Cheese!



 

 

While the superhero movie gave Reeve superstar status, tragedy struck when the actor was just 42 years old. He was thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition roadblock test in 1995. The accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. While all hope seemed lost, Dana, Reeve's wife, gave him the push to not let this bring him down. She told him, "You're still you. And I love you," and that gave the actor the motivation he needed to "grab on to life" according to The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.