'Desperate Housewives' Star Kathryn Joosten Died of Lung Cancer


Kathryn Joosten


Battling the deadly disease for more than a decade, the actress succumbed to it on Friday, June 1 at the age of 72.

"Desperate Housewives" star Kathryn Joosten has died at the age of 72 on Friday, June 1 in Westlake Village, CA. The Emmy-winning actress' representative confirmed that she was surrounded by family and friends at the time of death.

Joosten who plays Karen McKluskey on "Desperate Housewives" has been battling lung cancer for years now. A heavy smoker, she was first diagnosed with lung cancer in 2001. She went through surgery and chemotherapy treatments that made her cancer-free in January 2010.

Joosten's "Desperate" co-star Brenda Strong has sent her condolences on Twitter, writing "To the memory of an extraordinary woman, actress and friend. Rest in Peace Kathryn Joosten.Wisteria Lane won't be the same without you."

Her death came less than three weeks after her "Desperate" character also died on the series finale.

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