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Karen Carpenter

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Born: March 2, 1950, New Haven, Connecticut

Karen CarpenterKaren Anne Carpenter was a highly successful American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard, formed the popular 1970s duo Carpenters.

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 perfect pitch.

Died: February 4, 1983 (age 32), Downey, California

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, California*
  • Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood, California

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Angels on your pillowPierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village, California

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