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Dixie Carter Dies

4/10/2010 5:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dixie Carter -- best known for her role on the television show "Designing Women" -- passed away Saturday morning at the age of 70.

Her husband, Hal Holbrook, told "Entertainment Tonight, "This has been a terrible blow to our family ... We would appreciate everyone understanding that this is a private family tragedy. Thank you."

Carter played Julia Sugarbaker on "Designing Women" from 1986-1993. She earned an Emmy nomination in 2007 for her guest stint on "Desperate Housewives."

She is survived by her two daughters, Mary Dixie and Ginna.

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ms.r    

i would also like to at least know what happen to her.

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Vikki    

MS.DIXIE WAS MY FAVORITE ACTRESS IN DESIGING WOMEN. MAY GOD BE WITH HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. AND THANKYOU DIXIE FOR BEING FUNNY AND MAKING THE WORLD LAUGH.YOU WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH.

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