I just read about Dixie Carter on Yahoo! News and actually gasped. I'm totally shocked. I never thought she would outlive her husband and didn't realize she was ill. None of the articles I read mentioned the cause of death. Whatever happened, 70 is still pretty young. She was such a wonderful talent. I loved her in Designing Women. Her sparring with Delta Burke (and everyone else) was one of the best things about the show.
Such a loss