Died Today (February 4th): Karen Carpenter (1950–1983)

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karencarpenter.jpgKaren Carpenter (1950–1983)

Born: March 2, 1950 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Died: February 4, 1983 (age 32) in Downey, California, USA

[In 1976] Richard is 30, and I’m 26. But the letters we got when we said we weren’t virgins, read as though we had committed a crime. People must have been dumb to have believed that we were that good.

(on her brother) If he listened to music, I listened to music. It was unconscious, but I idolized him so much and we were so close even though we were three years apart.

(on her 1975 collapse) I had been on a crash diet, and I carried on losing weight afterwards, even though I began eating like mad to counteract it. I’d become stricken with nervous tension which was burning away all my energy.



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