Dixie Carter: What caused her death? [UPDATED]
Husband Hal Holbrook's publicist first confirmed her passing and the family released a statement asking for privacy in the wake of this "terrible blow. "
"This has been a terrible blow to our family, and we would appreciate everyone's understanding that this is a private family tragedy - thank you."
But what everyone --- including The Dish Rag -- can't help but wonder is what caused her untimely passing? 70 is relatively young. Was she ill?