The late Christopher Reeve is honored in Saturday’s Google Doodle.

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The late Christopher Reeve is honored in Saturday’s Google Doodle.

Google honored Christopher Reeve, the late Superman hero, with a Doodle of him with a sketch of the New York City skyline behind him on what would have been his 69th birthday.

In skywriting, the word “Google” is spelt out.

The New York native appeared in three sequels to 1978’s Superman. Somewhere in Time, The Bostonians, Remains of the Day, Speechless, and Village of the Damned are among his other cinematic credits.

In 1995, Reeve fractured his neck in an equestrian accident, rendering him quadriplegic.

The actor spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair and on a ventilator, but he continued to work and make public appearances to talk about his experiences and fight for stem cell research.

He appeared in the television series Smallville and the film Rear Window. He also wrote the books Still Me and Nothing is Impossible and directed the telefilm In the Gloaming.

In 2004, he died as a result of an allergic reaction to a medicine used to treat an infection. He was 52 years old at the time.

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