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/1950–1983 / age 33 / She suffered from anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder, which was a little-known illness at the time. She died at the age of 32 from heart failure, caused by complications related to her illness which caused her to believe that she needed to lose weight.
Carpenters Close To You Wow, I was 1 when this concert was filmed and Karen looks sick here...I wish there had been as much awareness then as now. For those who didn't know-Karen Carpenter died of Bulimia, very sad-she had a spectacular voice, she was beautiful and she just couldn't see it.
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)