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)

Karen Carpenter suffered from anorexia. She died 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.

Karen Carpenter (Mar. 2, 1950 - Feb.4, 1983). So sad.  What a great talent, but in a dysfunctional family.

Karen Carpenter Avenue: Chris Tassin: The Artist that Drew Karen Carpenter Oh Karen, your voice touches one's soul. She sings like an Angel. How sad that she had anorexia and literally killed herself with the disease.

EXCLUSIVE: New Details Emerge About Karen Carpenter's Struggle With Anorexia

New Details Emerge About Karen Carpenter's Struggle With Anorexia

Karen Carpenter died age The singer-songwriter died of a heart attack caused by anorexia nervosa.

Karen Carpenter...RIP....so beautiful!

Lovely Karen Carpenter would be an angel in my field, her beautiful singing echoing amongst the clouds.

Singer Karen Carpenter died from Anorexia Nervosa in 1983. Her death was tragic and unexpected- at the time, she was believed to have been recovered from the illness-her death brought more attention to the seriousness of Anorexia and eating disorders

Singer Karen Carpenter died from Anorexia Nervosa in Her death was tragic and unexpected- at the time, she was believed to have been recovered from the illness - her death brought more attention to the seriousness of Anorexia and eating disorders.

Karen Carpenter - (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters, commonly called The Carpenters. Karen suffered from anorexia nervosa. She died at the age of 32 from heart failure, caused by complications related to her illness. Karen's death led to increased visibility and awareness of eating disorders.

Karen Carpenter - was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard, formed the duo, The Carpenters. She died on Feb 1983 from heart failure, caused by complications of anorexia at the age of

Karen Carpenter is a famous figure who died from anorexia at the age of 32. She helped to raise awareness of eating disorders after her tragically young death. Fans mourned the loss of her beautiful voice and wondered what would drive an individual to essentially kill herself. Karen Carpenter's death also caused many other stars to come forward and cite their own struggle with the disease and the pressure of living in the public eye.

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Karen Carpenter is a famous figure who died from anorexia at the age of 32. She helped to raise awareness of eating disorders after her tragically young death. Fans mourned the loss of her beautiful voice and wondered what would drive an individual to essentially kill herself. Karen Carpenter's death also caused many other stars to come forward and cite their own struggle with the disease and the pressure of living in the public eye.

Karen Carpenter Remembering Karen Carpenter  BIRTHDAY March 2, 1950 BIRTHPLACE New Haven, CT DEATH DATE Feb 4, 1983  (age 32)

KAREN CARPENTER Born as Karen Anne Carpenter on March 1950 in New Haven, Connecticut. Died on February 1983 (age in Downey, California of heart failure due to complications from anorexia nervosa

Karen Carpenter Birth name 	Karen Anne Carpenter Born 	March 2, 1950 New Haven, Connecticut Origin 	Downey, California Died 	February 4, 1983 (aged 32) Downey Community Hospital, Downey, California Death: Emetine Cardio-toxicity due to or as a consequence of Anorexia nervosa

Karen Carpenter, talented and beautiful. Gone too soon. Karen Anne Carpenter (March 1950 – February was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard, formed the duo Carpenters.

Starved to a Tragic Death - Untimely Deaths, Eating Disorders and Struggles, Scary Skinny, Karen Carpenter : People.com

Starved to a Tragic Death

Starved to a Tragic Death - Untimely Deaths, Eating Disorders and Struggles, Scary Skinny, Karen Carpenter : People.com

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