Dixie Carter, the wisecracking Southern matron of "Designing Women," has died. She was 70.
The actress died Saturday morning, said her publicist, Steve Rohr. He did not disclose the cause of Carter’s death.
Carter lived in the Los Angeles area with husband Hal Holbrook.
"This has been a terrible blow to our family," Holbrook said in a statement. "We would appreciate everyone understanding that this is a private family tragedy."
Carter was best known for her role as Julia Sugarbaker, who she played on CBS’s "Designing Women" for seven seasons, from 1986 to 1993.
The native Tennesseean lent her Southern tinge to "Desperate Housewives" in 2007, and was nominated for an Emmy for her seven-episode guest arc.