Designing Woman Dixie Carter dies at 70 after bout with cancer

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Dixie Carter, made famous by her role as Julia Sugarbaker in the Southern Belle sitcom Designing Women passed away Saturday, April 10, 2010 at age 70 after a bout with endometrial cancer, a cancer that starts in the lining of the womb.

Rumors are buzzing that her death was not natural because of reports stating that the cause of death has not been released by the family. However, there are many reports that she died of cancer in a hospital in Houston.

Her husband Hal Holbrook is devastated. “This has been a terrible blow to our family. We would appreciate everyone understanding that this is a private family tragedy,” he said in a written statement.