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Desperate Housewives Actress Kathryn Joosten Has Passed Away.

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Emmy Award-winning Kathryn Joosten, who, in a devastating case of life imitating art had us choking back tears during her character Karen McKluskey's death scene on the series finale of Desperate Housewives, passed away in real life yesterday after losing her battle with lung cancer at the age of 72.

According to her rep, the actress - who was also known for her roles on The West Wing and Scrubs - was surrounded by her family in her Westlake Village home in El Lay at the time of her passing.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of her relatives, fans, and loved ones during this time.

May she R.I.P.

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Mad Men Is A Health Hazard

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Desperate Housewives' Kathryn Joosten is a proud lung cancer survivor. She has beaten the disease twice and is concerned that the hit show Mad Men is enticing viewers to smoke.

She said:

"I think they should at least have a disclaimer at the front of the show saying smoking is relevant to the time and place with the subject matter we're dealing with and it is not recommended because it causes cancer. They should at least do that.

Mad Men producers should also provide annual chest x-rays "for any member of the cast and crew who wants one."

Great idea! Just because Don Draper does it, doesn't mean you have to light up!

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