A look at what led to the death of half of the musical, brother and sister act The Carpenters. Everyone believed the musical star had it all, however in 1983, after a history of eating problems she suddenly collapsed and died. Only weeks before her 33rd birthday, the autopsy came back claiming she died of emetine cardiotoxicity, a consequence of anoxeria nervosa. However Dr. Shephard looks over the report and discovers that in Karen's past she had suffered from bulimia, heart problems, massive weight loss, force feeding and hospital stays and was also heavily addicted to a number of drugs that she'd kept hidden from her friends and family.
|Episode Title:||The Last Hours of Karen Carpenter|
|Airs:||2014-07-31 at 09:00 pm|