Desperate Housewives star Kathyrn Joosten loses life aged 72

Posted by: on Jun 3, 2012 | No Comments

Desperate Housewives star Kathyrn Joosten has died at the age of 72.

The actress was best known for playing the nosey neighbour Karen McCluskey on the hit US show. Kathryn lost her life from a long battle of lung cancer.

The show finished filming its last scenes earlier in the year in which the finale was shown on ABC last month, in which Joosten’s character passed away. Her character had also been suffering cancer which was portrayed in the show.

This storyline was said to be included at her request to raise awareness of the terrible disease.

Stars and fans from the show took to Twitter to remember the much loved actress. Marcia Cross who played Bree Van de Kamp in Desperate Housewives wrote:

‘Thank you Kathyrn. For your courage, your humour, your fight and your talent. We were so lucky to have you..’

The actress won two Emmy awards for her betrayal of the feisty but much loved character who kept a close eye on the goings on on Wisteria Lane.

Watch the final episodes of the show every Sunday, 10pm on E4.