35 Years of People

1974 to Now: PEOPLE's Biggest Stories

Celebrate our 35th anniversary with the newsmakers (Princess Diana! President Obama!) who shocked, moved and warmed the hearts of readers over the years

1983: STARVED TO DEATH

Just shy of her 33rd birthday, angelic-voiced Karen Carpenter dies of heart failure reportedly brought on by her battle with anorexia nervosa.

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