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

Cover Story: Starved to a Tragic Death – Vol. 19 No. 7

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

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

New Details Emerge About Karen Carpenter's Struggle With Anorexia

30 years ago to-day, On February 4, 1983, less than a month before her 33rd birthday, Karen Carpenter suffered heart failure at her parents' home in Downey, California. She was taken to Downey Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead twenty minutes later. The Los Angeles coroner gave the cause of death as "heartbeat irregularities brought on by chemical imbalances associated with anorexia nervosa."  What a sad loss.

30 years ago to-day, On February 4, 1983, less than a month before her 33rd birthday, Karen Carpenter suffered heart failure at her parents' home in Downey, California. She was taken to Downey Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead twenty minutes later. The Los Angeles coroner gave the cause of death as "heartbeat irregularities brought on by chemical imbalances associated with anorexia nervosa." What a sad loss.

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.

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.

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 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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