'Designing Women' Star Dixie Carter Dead at 70

Best known for her role as Designing Women's Julia Sugarbaker, television and Broadway actress Dixie Carter passed away on Saturday morning. She was 70.

According to her rep, Carter's death resulted from complications due to endometrial cancer.

The actress, who was nominated for an Emmy for her stint on Desperate Housewives in 2007, married actor Hal Halbrook in 1984 and leaves behind two daughters from a previous marriage.

"This has been a terrible blow to our family," Holbrook said in a statement. "We would appreciate everyone understanding that this is a private family tragedy.

Carter and Holbrook appeared together just last year in the independent film That Evening Sun.

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