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'Golden Girls' Star Rue McClanahan Dead at 76

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jun 3rd 2010 11:25AM
Rue McClanahanEmmy-winning legend Rue McClanahan, who played Blanche Devereaux for seven seasons on the NBC sitcom 'Golden Girls,' has died after suffering a stroke, PEOPLE reports. She was 76.

"She passed away at 1 a.m. this morning. She had a massive stroke," her manager, Barbara Lawrence, said.

McClanahan "had her family with her. She went in peace," Lawrence added.

The actress was best known for her role as the saucy Blanche Deveraux on 'Girls.'

McClanahan had a stroke earlier this year, when she was recovering from heart bypass surgery.

Her 'Golden' co-stars Estelle Getty and Bea Arthur passed away in July of 2008 and April of 2009, respectively.

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Loved, Loved, Loved Rue, such a good actress! Saw her in a few serious roles on the Life Time channel, she was as good in those roles as she was in comedy. Last project I saw her in "Sordid Lives the series" absolutely hilarious. Will truly miss Rue!..Blanche, "Just can't help it, I'm so beautiful and YOUNG!!

June 05 2010 at 9:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Our Golden Gals! Blanche....rest in peace.

June 05 2010 at 5:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sir Yuck-Yuck

~ oh Rue was so funny as Vivian on MAUDE and as Fran on MAMA's FAMILY and of course as Blanche on The GOLDEN GIRLS .. she will be missed but thank god for repeat episodes of those comedy sitcoms on the Tv .

June 03 2010 at 4:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Yes, your middle name was Sealy Posturepedic. We love you RIP!!!!!!!

June 03 2010 at 12:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

She was the best slut of the south. RIP
I love this scene:

June 03 2010 at 12:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Rest in peace, you beloved 76-year-old mattress. :( :(

June 03 2010 at 12:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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