nell carter is dead

It's the end of an era: "Singer-actress Nell Carter, best known for her role as the matronly housekeeper in the 1980s television sitcom 'Gimme a Break', died on January 23, 2003 of natural causes at the age of 54, her publicist said. Carter collapsed at her Beverly Hills home in the early morning and was found by one of her adopted sons, spokesman Roger Lane Carter is seen at the Women In Film Crystal Awards in Los Angeles in this June 8, 2001 file photo. (Fred Prouser/Reuters)"... Yahoo! News - Entertainment Photos - Reuters I think the fans at Gimme a Break Online are probably pretty upset.