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Karen Carpenter: The Rise and Tragic Fall of the Carpenters Singer

Karen Carpenter: The Rise and Tragic Fall of the Carpenters Singer
March 2, 2021 - 14:47 / Lucas Anderson

Today, Karen Carpenter is remembered as one of the greatest singers of all time. But the story of the Carpenters vocalist and drummer is sadly and inescapably tied to her tragic death at age 32. Watch the video for a look back at the life of the "Superstar" singer, who formed the legendary pop duo with her brother Richard Carpenter.

Karen Carpenter and her brother Richard scored countless No. 1 hits in the 1970s as pop duo The Carpenters. Karen was the inimitable voice behind hits including "(They Long to Be) Close to You," "We've Only Just Begun" and "Superstar."

Karen Carpenter: The Tragic Death of the Carpenters Singer

The Carpenters released 10 albums between 1969 and 1981. But, sadly, Karen Carpenter's story is inescapably tied to her life's tragic end, which came in 1983 at the age of just 32 from causes related to anorexia nervosa.

Karen Carpenter: Rise and Tragic Fall of the Carpenters Singer

Watch the above video for a look back at the life of Karen Carpenter — a true "Superstar."