Karen Carpenter, 1950-1983 She had the best voice. I still sing along to her music. A Mid West girl who made it big and was pressured to lose weight. (She must have been a size 6 at the most.) You're missed Karen!
Karen Carpenter 1950-1983 (Age 32) Died from heart failure - One of the best singers of all time. She had a voice like no one else. Love to listen to her anytime but especially at Christmas. You are still missed Karen. RIP
Karen Carpenter AKA Karen Anne Carpenter Born: 2-Mar-1950 Birthplace: New Haven, CT Died: 4-Feb-1983 Location of death: Downey, CA Cause of death: Anorexia Remains: Buried, Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village, CA
Karen Carpenter fell victim to heart failure after an eight-year battle with anorexia nervosa. She seemed to be on the verge of recovery when she died at the age of 32. After spending almost all of 1982 undergoing treatment for the eating disorder, the 5'4½" Carpenter had managed to pump her weight from a frail 80 pounds to a nearly normal 110. Be careful out there girls! Anorexia is NO FUN!