Desperate Housewives’ Kathryn Joosten dead

Desperate Housewives actress Kathryn Joosten has died. The 72-year-old star portrayed Karen McCluskey in the hit series, which recently came to an end. Joosten had battled with lung cancer in the past, however, the cause of her death has not been released at this time. In 2001 Joosten was diagnosed with the disease, which returned in 2009. The following year, she was treated and given the all clear. She won two Emmy Awards for her work on Desperate Housewives for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy in 2005 and 2008. “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,” wrote co-star Dana Delany on Twitter. “Kathryn spoke openly and passionately about her fight with lung cancer. It is our loss that she is gone.” ~Graeme Mollison

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