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Karen Carpenter suffered from anorexia, an eating disorder which was little known at the time. She died in 1993 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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The Carpenters ... in my teens I couldn't appreciate the simple sincerity of their music ... now Karen's voice melts my heart

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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. Photo: “The Carpenters” in London, 1972. Karen Carpenter on drums and her brother Richard on keyboards. Chris Walter/WireImage

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Karen Anne Carpenter March 2, 1950 – Feb 4, 1983 was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard, formed the 1970s duo called The Carpenters.although she is best known for her vocal performances of romantic ballads.Carpenter suffered from anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder which was little known at the time. 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

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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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