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Thursday June 3, 2010 8:08 am
Rue McClanahan Dead at Age 76
UPDATE: You can read Betty White’s statement on her friend’s death here.
Rue McClanahan, the Emmy-award winning actress from The Golden Girls, passed away early this morning after suffering a massive stroke. She was 76.
This was the second stroke this year for McClanahan. She also suffered a minor one back in January while recovering from a November bypass surgery. According to Rue’s manager, her family was with her when she died. Barbara Lawrence added: “She went in peace.”
Although McClanahan will be best known for playing the sex-crazed Blanche Devereaux, she also made television audiences laugh playing characters like Vivian Cavender Harmon on Maude and Aunt Fran Crowley Mama’s Family. She was nominated for four Emmys overall and won her only statue in 1987.
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Meanwhile, Betty White, the last remaining Golden Girl, has seen a career resurgence in the past few months. The 88-year-old most recently earned standing ovations for her Saturday Night Live hosting gig back in May.
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