Jesus Christ, this is so cute it hurts.
I always knew that Mama Cass died at a young age, but I never knew how. I didn’t even think about it until I was listening to her today. So I looked it up.
“At the height of her solo career in 1974, Elliot performed two weeks of sold-out concerts at the London Palladium. She telephoned Michelle Phillips after the final concert on July 28, elated that she had received standing ovations each night. She then retired for the evening, and died in her sleep at age 32. Sources state her death was due to a heart attack…In fact Elliot had lost 80 pounds (36 kg) in the eight months before her death by fasting four days a week. Her fatal heart attack was most likely related to this extreme weight loss measure.”
Fanfuckingtastic. Congratulations, Society. You made this beautiful, talented woman feel like she had to go to unhealthy and extreme measures to fit your mold.