Karen and Richard Carpenter, at the White House on August 1, 1972

Karen and Richard Carpenter, at the White House on August 1, 1972

Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was an American singer  drummer. She  her brother, Richard, formed the 1970s duo, the Carpenters. Although her skills as a drummer earned admiration from drumming luminaries  peers, she is best known for her vocal performances. She had a contralto vocal range. Carpenter suffered from anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder which was little known at the time. She died at age 32 from heart failure related to her illness.

Karen Anne Carpenter (March 2, 1950 – February 4, 1983) was an American singer drummer. She her brother, Richard, formed the 1970s duo, the Carpenters. Although her skills as a drummer earned admiration from drumming luminaries peers, she is best known for her vocal performances. She had a contralto vocal range. Carpenter suffered from anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder which was little known at the time. She died at age 32 from heart failure related to her illness.

Karen Carpenter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Karen Carpenter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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."

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."

Karen Carpenter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Karen Carpenter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Daryl Hall & John Oates

Daryl Hall & John Oates

The beautiful Karen Carpenter.

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The beautiful Karen Carpenter.

Dining Room - Frantones Downey

Dining Room - Frantones Downey

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Bee Gees - "How Deep is Your Love

Bee Gees - "How Deep is Your Love

Karen Carpenter & Thomas Burris (Wedding day, 31 August 1980)

Karen Carpenter & Thomas Burris (Wedding day, 31 August 1980)

The Carpenters

The Carpenters

The Carpenters...loved their music. Tragic end to a beautiful life...

The Carpenters...loved their music. Tragic end to a beautiful life...

Karen Carpenter, singer, drummer, and a duo with her brother Richard (known as the Carpenters) with real-estate developer Tom Burris at their wedding in 1980.  Their divorce was to be final 2/4/1983, the day she died of "heartbeat irregularities brought on by chemical imbalances associated with anorexia nervosa."  She was 32.

Karen Carpenter, singer, drummer, and a duo with her brother Richard (known as the Carpenters) with real-estate developer Tom Burris at their wedding in 1980. Their divorce was to be final 2/4/1983, the day she died of "heartbeat irregularities brought on by chemical imbalances associated with anorexia nervosa." She was 32.

Michael Jackson Bad on 180g LP The Bad album was the third Michael Jackson album produced by Quincy Jones and was originally released on August 31, 1987. It was monumental in many ways; Michael wrote

Michael Jackson - Bad on 180g Vinyl LP

Michael Jackson Bad on 180g LP The Bad album was the third Michael Jackson album produced by Quincy Jones and was originally released on August 31, 1987. It was monumental in many ways; Michael wrote

Karen Carpenter---gone too soon

Karen Carpenter---gone too soon

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