DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Nell Carter (aged 54)
Actress, singer (Gimme a Break!)
Nell Carter (born Nell Ruth Hardy; September 13, 1948 – January 23, 2003) was an American singer and actress.
DEATH: On January 23, 2003, Carter collapsed and died at her home in Beverly Hills. Her body was discovered by her son, Joshua. Per a provision in Carter’s will, no autopsy was performed. Using blood tests, X-rays, and a physical examination, Los Angeles County ruled that Carter’s death was the result of “probable arteriosclerotic heart disease, with diabetes a contributing condition.” She is survived by her three children. Carter is buried at Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles.