'Desperate Housewives' actress Joosten dies at 72

Posted Jun 2, 2012 by Matt Cianfarani
Kathryn Joosten, best known as Karen McCluskey on "Desperate Housewives" has died at the age of 72 in Los Angeles of cancer.
Joosten, who has been battling Lung Cancer since 2001, has passed away from the disease. Joosten won two Emmy awards (2005 and 2008 for her role as Karen McCluskey in the TV drama "Desperate Housewives", which ended its run last month on ABC.
Joosten was extremely active with several animal rights groups, CP24 Toronto reports she appeared with other celebrities at a 2008 news conference in Los Angeles to ask the city to abandon a project for a $40 million elephant enclosure at the Los Angeles Zoo.