Google celebrated the birthday of Christopher Reeve by creating a custom Google Doodle in honor of his life and legacy. This year would have been Reeve’s 69th birthday.

The Superman actor suffered a horseback riding incident that left Reeve paralyzed from the neck down and wheelchair-bound. Nine years later, in 2004, he passed away due to heart failure.

The Doodle features a portrait of Reeve in his wheelchair and a red shirt against a clear blue sky and a city skyline. It shows Reeve as a real-life superhero and references his role as Superman. The word “Google” is spelled out behind him in the clouds.

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