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March 2, 1950, New Haven, Connecticut
Karen Anne Carpenter was a highly successful American singer and
drummer. She and her brother, Richard, formed the popular 1970s duo
Carpenter was an accomplished drummer, placing first in Playboy's
reader poll for Best Rock Drummer of 1975, thus pioneering the way for a
plethora of female drummers to follow. However, it is her vocal style
for which she is best remembered. Known for impeccable phrasing and
Died: February 4, 1983 (age 32), Downey,
Carpenter suffered from anorexia nervosa, a little known disease at
the time, and eventually died from complications related to recovering
from the illness at the age of 32, on February 4, 1983, approximately a
month before her thirty-third birthday.
Carpenter experienced heart
failure at her parents' home in Downey, California, and was taken to
Downey Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead twenty minutes
later. She suffered cardiac arrest at 9:51 AM Pacific Standard Time.
Where is Karen Carpenter buried?
- Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Cypress, California
- Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village,
- Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood, California