Legendary comic, ‘Desperate Housewives‘ actress Kathryn Joosten, has sadly died aged 72. She died yesterday in California– whilst she had suffered from lung cancer, the cause of her death has not yet become apparent.
She had played the role of gossip Karen McCluskey in the hit ‘ABC‘ drama for all 8 seasons, and was such a hit with viewers that she won awards, including an ‘Emmy‘ in 2005 and 2008 for ‘Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy‘. So far the only of her co-stars to comment on her death is Dana Delaney, who played Katherine Mayfair on the show for several seasons. She wrote: “Very sad to hear of @KathyJoosten‘s death. She was a salt-of-the earth nurse who became a brilliant actor. Her comic timing was nonpareil.”