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Karen Carpenter suffered from anorexia, an eating disorder which was little known at the time. She died in 1983 at age 32 from heart failure caused by complications related to her illness. Carpenter's death led to increased visibility and awareness of eating disorders (Wikipedia)

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karen carpenter - favorite female singer of all time! SO SAD that she died so early and thought she was ugly and fat. She was beautiful and had an amazing voice.

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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

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February 4, 1983: Singer Karen Carpenter dies at 32 from heart failure caused by complications of anorexia nervosa. Carpenter’s death led to increased visibility and awareness of the eating disorder.

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photo | Untimely Deaths, 1980, Died Too Young, Eating Disorders and Struggles, Karen Carpenter Cover, Scary Skinny, Cheryl Ladd, Karen Carp...

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Karen Carpenter~The purest voice this side of heaven. I loved her voice & emulated it; even cut my hair like hers. She left us too soon but will never be forgotten for her music lives on.

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