Karen Carpenter

Dead

Born: 3/2/1950 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Died: 2/4/1983
Age: 32
Cause of death: heart failure caused by anorexia nervosa (eating disorder)

Full name: Karen Anne Carpenter
Noted For: pop singer; she and her brother Richard were the Carpenters; hits include "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (1970), "Rainy Days and Mondays" (1971), and "Top of the World" (1973).

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