June 3rd, 2010
11:34 AM ET

'Golden Girl' Rue McClanahan dies at 76

Rue McClanahan, the actress known  for her roles as the blowzy best friend Vivian on "Maude" and as the prowling Southern belle Blanche on "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 76.

Her manager, Barbara Lawrence, told CNN that she died at 1 a.m. Thursday at New York Presbyterian Hospital of a stroke. Her family was at her side.

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  1. sean darling

    theworld is a little less bright

    June 4, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CHARLENE BEARDEN

    YOU WILL TRULY BE MISSED, RUE. I STILL WATCH "THE GOLDEN GIRLS" EACH NIGHT. YOU ALL ARE SO FUNNY ON THERE! WE GET A LOT OF LAUGHS!!!!!!

    June 4, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Daniel

    Rue was really great, sad that she is gone. RIP.

    June 4, 2010 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  4. laura

    She brought joy & laughter to many–Rest in peace

    June 4, 2010 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. Helena

    Peace and Blessings be the family. Still loving the show watch it all the time!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. let's be real

    I think we can all agree that the phrase "Thank you for being a friend" has to be one of the best phrases of all time, and this show was one of the reasons why.

    June 3, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mariap

    We'll miss you Blanche. ...thank you for being a friend!!!

    June 3, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. courtney vinson

    Loved your character!! You will be greatly missed. You ca never be replaced. RIP Blanche

    June 3, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. JULES

    RIP Rue you will be missed

    June 3, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Holly Golightly

    Thank you for being a friend...travel down the road and back again...Your heart is true–you're a pal and a confidante! And If you threw a party, and invited everyone you knew...you would see the biggest gift would be for me, and the card attached would say "Thank you for being a FRIEND!!!" We love you Rue!!!

    June 3, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tess

    Thanks to Hallmark Channel, before I go to bed....Golden Girls, when I wake up in the morning....Golden Girls! So nice that all of them live on in reruns and in the hearts of fans. RIP Rue, you made Blanche a larger-than-life character; you will be missed.

    And then there was one....

    June 3, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Risabrandon

    She will be missed dearly, but she is in a better place in the heaven with Jesus and God and is so happy to be with all her friends and family.

    June 3, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. VICKI

    You will be missed Rue. Thank you for making me laugh so much, I will continue to watch my Golden Girls dvds forever!

    June 3, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. deb

    I'm really sad to hear about Rue McClanahan's passing. She was absolutely PERFECT as Blanche! The Golden Girls is may favorite sitcom of all time. Betty White (the oldest Golden Girl) is the only one left now. This is truly a sad day. I'm almost in tears, literally!

    June 3, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Holly Golightly

    I used to watch Golden Girls with my Aunt Carol who passed away from breast cancer in 1990...I loved the show and always will!!! Rue will be greatly missed!

    June 3, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  16. ESTHER

    I always looked forward to the Golden Girls, Rue remiined me so much of myself. That program made me laugh so much and made my day. My sympathy to the family and friends, God Bless

    June 3, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  17. armymedicmomof2

    I remember watching Rue and Bea in 'Maude' and loving it! I remember watching Rue and Betty in 'Mama's Family' with Vickie Lawrence and Carol Burnet. The group of them we know as 'The Golden Girls' were comedic geniuses and total class acts...RIP Rue, Bea, and Estelle.

    June 3, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Jay

    I feel like a family member/role model/best friend just died.

    June 3, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  19. G. Cain

    So sorry to hear of Rue's passing. Like some of the other posters, when I was having a bad day, the Golden Girls always made me smile. I'll watch the GG today, and especially think of you, Blanche Devereaux.

    June 3, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Skott

    The Golden Girls has made me smile for years and years.. I watched them with my grandmother as a kid and they are on jsut about everyday... Seeing the ladies die one by one kind of reminds me of when my grandmother died...We will me you Rue.... Thank you for being a friend.....

    June 3, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Nissan

    Rest in Peace, Rue (aka Blanche). 'Thank you for being a friend'. I will always love the Golden Girls. That show brought so many laughs to our family.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  22. silk

    That's so sad, another Golden Girl died. Miss you all.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Barb

    Thanks for the memories, and laughter. Rest in Peace, Rue. Prayers of comfort for her family.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Kathi

    SOOOO vert Sad! I LOVED her in the Golden Girls which I watch every night plus I loved her in some of the movies she played in on the Family Channel. She was a great lady an will surely be MISSED! May you rest in peace Rue!!!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Rafi

    Very sad news....just another reminder of how fleeting time is.... and how everything changes. As so many others have said, she was a wonderful actress who brought happiness to so many people.... Golden Girls was, and continues to be a source to turn to when life has you down and you want to feel better.... a huge contribution in anyone's book.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Donna

    You were/are my role model and you will be greatly missed by so many. As is said, "Thanks for the memories". And "Thanks for the laughs". R. I . P. God Bless you and yours.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Carol

    You and Betty, Estelle, and Dorothy; what a group! The Golden Girls Show was a class act. Whoever put it together did a great job of bringing laughter, and toucy subjects out in the open to find humour in humans behavior. Like everyone else I believe we go on in spirit and she is a bright and shinning one. Tears, and sympathy to her family.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  28. melissa

    Once a GOLDEN GIRL always a Golden GIRL RIP, Beautiful Lady

    June 3, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Veronika Electronika

    Thank you for being a friend! I guess a pairing of Betty and Rue is now lost. We send our love to Rue's family.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Michael

    They forgot to mention Mamas Family and Sordid Lives sordid lives the series Rue was funny and one of the best RIP Rue

    June 3, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  31. StevenJ

    Rest in peace Rue. You will live on in all our memories!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Gerald

    There are no words I can use to express my heart felt sympathy to Rue McClahan Family. Rue you are a true legend and my favorite Golden Girl. I hope that you are at peace and hope you know how much you will be missed

    June 3, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  33. tom

    Thanks for the good times and all the laughs may you R.I.P.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Tom

    GG was the best show ever. So sad, I hope to know them all in another place someday.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Melissa

    Awww, that sucks. I always liked her. RIP.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Robert in AL

    I watched the Golden Girls religiously when I was growing up. Every time we lose a cast member, it feels as if I've lost a very dear friend. Rue, thank you for the joy you've given me, you will be greatly missed by this world, and please give Estelle & Bea a big hug for me!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Scott

    I am stunned. Just stunned. RIP Rue... it really feels like I am losing a friend! Thanks for all your years of entertainment and break a leg in heaven!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  38. John

    What a sad day.. She played the Southern Belle to a T. We love you and will miss you greatly.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Greg

    Rue – Rest in Peace! I was just watching the Golden Girls last night. My sympathies to the entire family and friends.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  40. jefrey Baron Cevallos

    I just found out that she is gone, I'm very sad crying knowing we won't see her any more on this path with us but happy at the same time to know that now she is with The Lord in Heaven,,
    So long my dear Ruth, we'll get together again on that new beautiful world to laugh again,,

    June 3, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Moche

    We have truly lost a bright shining star.... May her soul rest in eternal peace.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  42. MOBADTHANGOOD

    Another funny good lady gone.
    Rest in Peace Rue.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Patricia

    Rest in peace. You will be miss.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Debbie

    I love the Golden Girls and still watch them every morning. Blanche and Rose are my favorites. I'm so sad to hear of Rue's passing. Another great woman gone except in our memories. Rest in peace. Thank you for being my friend...

    June 3, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Lucas Breen

    I wish someone would put " Maude" in reruns. It was a great show, and would still appeal to the current generation of viewers. Maude and Golden Girls were reminders of the essential goodness of human nature.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Zen

    not many people can say that they made other peoples lives happier, but she did. she was a real Dame...I'll always remember her as Ms.Blanche Devereaux and the magic of a show about 4 older broads living together- nobody believed that it would make it...but it did – thank you Blanche, Dorothy, and Sofia for making me laugh and making me happier...someday we'll all sit down and have some cheescake!!!!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  47. tara

    I still watch the Golden Girls all the time – what a show!! Pretty groundbreaking for the time – 4 single "older" women looking for love, sharing their lives with each other and eating cheesecake. They were not the typical "grandmas" who knitted, sewed, cooked or sat on a rocking chair pining for their dead husbands.
    How heartbreaking that there is only one survior left from the show – Betty White.
    The three original Golden Girls may be gone, but the show will go one forever in reruns. I think Blanche was the original Samantha from SATC (except older).
    God Bless her family and loved ones. RIP Rue

    June 3, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  48. TIna

    I love the golden girls and continue to watch....RIP RUE. Thank you for being a friend.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  49. David

    OMG, Blanche you will be missed. You taught a lot of my German friends in Munich how to speak "southern". What joy you gave us all. RIP dear Rue.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  50. TBrutout

    Loved the show and still watch it every chance I get. Rest in peace, Rue!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Bryan

    I always enjoyed watching golden girls. I will miss her SO much. Whats a sad day!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Golden Girl

    Rue-

    Thank you for being a friend.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  53. joanne

    So sad to hear the news..Golden Girls is still today my favorite TV show.. May she rest in peace, Prayers to her family and friends...

    June 3, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Goldenboy

    it's a sinking feeling to see the folks you grew up go to heaven. you will be missed.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  55. tlarose

    She was not only Blanche on Golden Girls, but was enjoying working in the theater in Wicked and has been on Broadway many time! We'll miss you...on all stages!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  56. J. Quiles

    awww may she rest in paradise. she was an amazing woman who did such a great job acting! she will truly be missed. gone but never forgotten. her family are in my prayers

    June 3, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  57. brenda

    RIP RUE
    I watch the reruns every day.You will be missed.You always made me laugh.I'll miss all three of you.Golden girls.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Houston, TX

    She will be missed...Only one Golden Girl left...Hold it down Betty White!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Brian Yeagle

    Like your theme song said–Thank you for being a friend!! RIP Rue!! You will be greatly missed dear friend!! I will continue to watch the reruns all the time!! Thanks for the laughs!! :(

    June 3, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Feeniegal

    RIP Ms Rue. 'Golden Girls" is still one of my favorites, too.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  61. John

    So sad we have only 1 Golden Girl left, RIP Rue we'll miss you greatly

    June 3, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Guest

    We met this woman in person and she wasn't very nice! Sorry she's gone but she should have shown a little more class.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Inappropriate. Can't say something nice, don't look for your 15 seconds of fame here.

      June 3, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Brian-SoFla

    RIP Rue! You will be missed very much! I'm a Golden Girls fan til the end! Love you!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Marina

    I love all the Golden Girls! They don't make these types of shows anymore which is a shame. R.I.P Rue.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Jeff

    You made me laugh so much; what a great way to live and be remembered!! Peace.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Sudney

    RIP Rue – you will be missed. I am a big fan of the Golden Girls and so are my children who were born during the time this show was on- they now watch re-reuns.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  67. monmil

    Love all the Golden Girls! Thanks for making us laugh Rue. God Bless!!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Will

    RIP Waterlilly!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Seon-Hye

    Bless all the Golden Girls...

    June 3, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Jean hogston

    Rest in peace Rue. I always loved your sassy ways!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Joseph Aldana

    God Bless Rue, My favorite Golden Girl

    June 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Reverend Anthony Capretta

    You made life so fun Rue...I will surely miss you! I know God is very pleased!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Clete

    Sad to hear of this. I hadn't watched Golden Girls when it was orginally shown, but did watch it as re-runs. A good show, with good acting and fine writers. Blanche was one of my favorites. The show is still better than most of the half-brained crap that passes now as "entertainment."

    June 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Fellow Southern Belle

    This is sad to hear, but she is off to a better place...so in the famous words of Blanche Devereaux, ".. if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go take a long, hot, steamy bath, with just enough water to barely cover my perky bosoms."...RIP

    June 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Kim

    we love you Rue!! you will be greatly missed by many. thanks for the laughs, you and the rest of the Golden Girls will always have a special place in my heart for showing me what true friendship is really all about!!!! this is truly a sad a day. =(

    June 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  76. gloria m.

    rest in peace my golden girl. you and the ladies brought a lot of laugher to my sister and me. My sister and I would (and I still do) watch you girls on her sick bed. You may us laugh till we cried. Give my love to bea, estelle, and my sister.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Kia

    I still watch the show. What a loss, but she will be missed. Rest in peace, Rue!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Lois

    You were always my favorite Golden Girl Ru...God speed and thanks for all the wonderful laughs....RIP sweet woman

    June 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  79. DAVID GARDINE

    LOVE YOU RUE...I'LL MISS YOU BUT NEVER FORGET YOU....YOU WERE ONE CLASSY LADY.....

    June 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Kevin

    The Golden Girls was one of my Grandmother's favorite shows and after she passed I continued to watch for sentimental reasons. Watching these graceful and funny ladies always reminded me of happy times spent with my Grandmother and, although I didn't know Rue McClanahan personally I will still mourn her passing and continue to cherish the memories via reruns. Rest in peace and thanks for the memories.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  81. AshannaK

    I agree with Nancy. Rue brought a lot of laughter into the world when there wasn't much to laugh about.
    God needed someone funny so He called Rue home. I will miss her. How I wish I had the honor of
    meeting her in person. My love and prayers go to her family.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Carmen

    Goodspeed, you beautiful beautiful woman you, godspeed!!! I owe you hours and hours of laughter to this day, you were a comedic gem, you were gorgeious and you will be missed. Godspeed Rue and give lots of kisses to Bea, and to Estelle... you will forever and ever be the golden girls.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  83. pickels1

    It's like loosing a member of the family, watching GG has been like comfort food always putting a smile on my face. She will be missed..RIIP

    June 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Charliann Reed

    She will be missed and and forever thought of as well loved.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Carrie

    May you Rest in Peace. Thank you for being our friend.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  86. shannon matheny

    Such an amazing talent , will truly miss her! Golden Girls wouldnt have been the success with out her.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Allen U.

    Just seen you two nights ago on Maude, and wondered how you were doing. Thanks for the good memories of you on Golden Girls, you'll be missed!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Angelica

    Oh my gosh, I watched the Golden Girls when I was young and still do to this day! Every morning, afternoon, and night! I still can't believe three of them are no longer here whenever I think about it!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Lynda

    Thank you Rue for all the laughs and friendship – bless you, see you in the next life.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  90. MRose

    RIP
    She was a lovely lady, inside and out. Heaven just gained another charmer with a heart of gold.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Jim

    What a wonderful lady she was. Made me laugh and always reminded me that despite all of my rage, I'm still just a rat in a cage.

    RIP Vivian

    June 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Kevin

    GolThe Golden Girls was one of my Grandmother's favorite shows and after she passed I continued to watch for sentimental reasons. Watching these graceful and funny ladies always reminded me of happy times spent with my Grandmother and, although I didn't know Rue McClanahan personally I will still mourn her passing and continue to cherish the memories via reruns. Rest in peace and thanks for the memories.den Girls was one of my Grandmother's favorite shows and after she passed I continued to watch for sentamental reaons. Watching these graceful and funny ladies always reminded me of happy times spent with my Grandmother and, although I didn't know Rue McClanahan personally I will still mourn her passing.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Ronnie, from New Orleans,LA

    Like someone else said on this post, Thank you for being a friend, and a vry good actress for so many years.Your wonderful job is done now, Rest in peace, and be with your friends Estelle now! Maud, Golden Girles and Mama's Family will always be in my heart. Thank you again. God speed.:(

    June 3, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Nancy

    You brought much needed laughter to the world and you will not be forgotten. May God keep you in his care and thank you for the making me smile on days when I thought there was nothing to smile about!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Al

    A piece of me just died.. I loved that show and still watch it specially whern I am down REST IN PEACE Golden Girl !!!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Kerry

    Hilarious as Blanche. There will never be another show like the Golden Girls. Godspeed dear Rue.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Mike S., New Orleans

    Rue: Thank you for being a friend.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Peter maxwell

    Rue, tell everybody hey! Love ya!!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  99. hope

    Rest in Peace Rue. You will have good company with Bea and Estelle

    June 3, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Suzy

    We loved you on the Golden Girls, and you loved us all back with that special kind of humor of your. I will take out my Golden Girls dvds, lay back with my girls and show them what class an sitcom really was and hopefully be again. Thank you for the memories. Rest in peace Rue......

    June 3, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Jessica

    You are a true Golden Girl ! You will be missed but never forgotten!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Charmie91752

    She didn't play Maude, as I recall.

    I told my mother, "Like I said, another person from our lives drops off the radar." We are getting older when your friends and favorite actresses/actors/musicians of your youth start passing on.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  103. terree chisum

    you really will b missed rest in peace and now ur there with one of your biggest fans and i mean biggest my aunti sandy

    June 3, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  104. dylethat

    when i use to watch her on tv all the time, and my favorite show was th golden girls. she was funny and a good caring person. R.I.P RUE.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  105. VINCENT

    R i P RUE THERE WILL DEFINETLY BE ANOTHER LIKE YOU. YOU WERE TRULY ONE OF A KIND.GOD BLESS

    June 3, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  106. kelvin simpson

    you will be missed rip Rue

    June 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Golden Girl fan

    Rest in peace Run. To say you will be missed in an understatment. Thank you so much for bringing so much laughter into many peoples lives. Golden Girls was a art form of being able to bring serious issues to the table while still making people laugh. You are a blessing to us all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  108. babs

    RIP Golden Girl Blanche – whenever I was at loose ends, your comedy got me through some tough times. God Bless you Rue McClanahan! Thank you Rue.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Kevin

    What a sad day. RIP Rue! You will be missed for sure!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  110. Jay St. Orts

    Another Golden Girl gone...Here's to Blanche!

    Read my reasons for why the Golden Girls helped me through a dark time...and why Saved By the Bell couldn't, by design.

    http://bit.ly/adr4rV

    June 3, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Sue

    You have touched many and you will live on in all of our hearts......Thanks for the laughs....Rest in Peace Rue McClanahan!!!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Julie

    So awesome in Hallmarks "Back to You and Me".... the Golden Girls brought so much enjoyment. RIP Rue.... you will be a tough act to follow!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Jay

    R.I.P. and thanks for the memories! You will be missed.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  114. lana

    you were and still are an amazing girl and I love watching the show. You will be missed. rest In Peace from a fellow actor and much love.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Diane

    Thank you for being a friend. One of the best characters ever on TV.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Katie

    I just started watching repeats of Golden Girls on TV and realized just how timeless the show is. I watched it when it originally aired, usually with my Mom, and just remember we would laugh and laugh.
    Rue will be so missed!
    "Thank you for being a friend" :(

    June 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  117. SS

    1st of all RIP is one of the stupidest un factual phrases ever created...Either you're in Heaven or hell and trust me, either place you are NOT resting in piece...Heaven, u are in His glory 4ever, so you will have ultimate peace, but not resting in the ground...Hell, well its hell, beyond our thinking so the worst place ever to be created so yeah, you're not resting in peace....She was great on The Golden Girls...

    June 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jo

      Get a life!!

      June 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • jpwilson19

      Seriously, what a bunch of crap. Let people morn how they wish. This is no place for criticism.

      June 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      @SS – you seriously need help! An article talking about a wonderful actress who brought joy into the lives of so many and you spout crap like that! Get some help!

      June 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Jpwilson

    Rue we worship you forever! God you will be missed, we can only hope to live our lives vicariously through you always!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Thank you for being a friend

    You were the original SATC. Thanks for making it look easy.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  120. katy Heys

    She was a great actress and will be missed. I can't believe she is gone! May she rest in peace forever more.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  121. Joi

    My thoughts and deepest sympathy are extended to family, friends, and fans. I am a HUGE FAN OF THE GOLDEN GIRLS.
    I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER BLANCHE AS BEING, "SO PRETTY THAT SHE COULD SUCK THE MORNING DEW RIGHT OFF THE HONEYSICKLE"

    RIP RUE

    June 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Cindy

    RIP,Rue!!! We love you!!!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  123. helen

    Rue you were my fav my you RIP you will be making god laught in heaven.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Larry

    The Golden Girls is STILL one of my favorite shows. I love the humor that Rue brought to the show.
    God Bless the family of this wonderful actress.
    You will be missed!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Matthew Dunn

    Rue thank you for being a friend, even if it was just through the television. You made us laugh, and will continue to do so in reruns of The Golden Girls. You will be missed.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Jim

    RIP. I was so happy you did that episode of Celebrity Ghost Stories. I am sorry you went. Still a bit young for 2010

    June 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Gossamer

    You were the wind beneath my wings Betty. Ima sdrinkign a amartingi for you right now (help). Tell Dotthye and Esttelle I sasdi hi. Lvoe you.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  128. CLane-Richmond

    Rue, thank you for being a friend. You truly will be missed!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  129. JOSIE A.

    RIP RUE , WE WILL MISS ONE OF OUR GOLDEN GIRLS, THANK YOU FOR MAKING US LAUGH, WE'LL CONTINUE WATCHING THE RERUNS, THEY ARE TRUELY CLASSIC.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  130. Silboo

    golden lady, golden star, golden heart..... now walking the golden streets..... you will be missed..... you made the thought of growing older embraceable RIP.......

    June 3, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Lucy

    wow...this is hard to hear. i'm crying as i write this. i'm only 30 & i grew up watching her on the 80s on golden girls and mama's family. most lygg though. i have the dvds of the golden girls and love watching every minute of it. i will very much miss her sassy humor.

    tv just isn't the same as it used to. she as well as her cast mates are who you wouldd call true sitcom actresses. i will very much miss her. thank u, rue (blanche), for the entertainment you have given the world. you will always be a true star.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  132. Kim

    I have always enjoyed her performances. She had a way of making you laugh at lifes little delimas. She will be truly missed.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  133. David in Houston

    So sad. I was really hoping she'd bounce back from her stroke.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Jeremy

    RIP Rue. Many blessings to your family and friends. You will always be my Golden Girl!. You will be truly missed by all. Give our love to Estelle and Beatrice when you see them on that great Miami veranda in the sky. Sending my love.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Keith

    Very Sad, You will be missed...Loved you in The Goldern Girls, and Also If peolpe remember you in the the soap, "Another World"! Rest in Peace, Rue.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Maria

    She will be greatly missed. RIP. she will always be Blanche to us!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  137. frank

    aww what a sad day to loose 3 golden girls in just 2 years its a very sad day awww im heart broken
    she was an amazing gal so full of life to survive cancer and to die of a stroke she will go straight to heaven she will be missed greatly.

    thank you for being a friend :(

    June 3, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Angel

    I will miss you and will keep watching .Rest in peace you were awesome!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Daniel

    What a great lady and fine actress!! The cast of "Golden Girls" was a once in a lifetime happening.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  140. GGs FAN

    *Tear* Betty White is the only surviving member of the quartet! I love those ladies, I still watch GGs... Anyway... Jesus is...

    June 3, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Johana

    Bless ehr haert... I always loved her and Betty White!!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Tony

    RIP lovely lady.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Steven

    Very sad news!!! Rest in peace Rue, and thank you for being a friend!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  144. mark nyc

    bye bye, blanche. give my regards to sophia and dorothy.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Mona

    Thanx for all the years of wonderful entertainment & laughter....you were superb!
    Now, enjoy your rest and halo. R.I.P.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Gay

    Rest In Peace Rue and "BLanche" My prayers go out to her family and friends

    June 3, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  147. joann franklin

    i like her most in the movie fighting temotations, with the o jays angie stone she blend right on in big ups rue,,,,,,

    June 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Ginny

    Rue, heaven is a happier place now that you are there. Say "hello" to my mom...she LOVED the Golden Girls.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Dean

    Love you Rue! You made so many of us laugh! You will be SO missed!

    June 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Dan Levey

    I had a chance to work with her and drive her around a bit when I was a Production Assistant on the "Golden Girls" in 1989 and she was an amazing fun sweet person and a joy to spend time with. My love to her always.

    June 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  151. brian

    i am a 29 year old straight guy and I though she was hilarious as Blanche.
    Rest in peace – condolences to her friends and family. She truly was a wonderful actress.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  152. Pammy

    RIP Rue, you will be missed...thanks for being a friend...have fun with Bea and Estelle...

    June 3, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  153. Lana

    Very sad news for the word of entertainment. Rue was a classy woman who will always be remembered for the great person that she was.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  154. Wendt

    Oh how sad.............I love watching the Golden Girls and I use to watch Maude too!!! RIP...........only one golden girl left!!!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  155. boydanb203@aol.com

    R.I.P Dear Rue, you will be missed, and thanks for so many laughs over the years..love you!!!!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  156. Andrea

    She was one of a kind that's for sure! She will be missed

    June 3, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  157. Ladyrancher

    RIP – I loved you in TGG. You were what i wanted to be when I grew up. Thank God for re-runs

    June 3, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  158. Stacy

    God Bless you, Rue. You were a jewel. So talented, so beautiful, so funny. I am deeply saddened and shall miss you. I have had so many hours of laughter because of you. God speed.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  159. Mary Ann

    My thoughts are the same as others. My prayers go out to her family. She was such a wonderful lady.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  160. Heidarella

    I am saddened to hear this as her antics as well as the other girls have kept away the dark clouds when life is just too have sometimes....RIP your memory will live on...

    June 3, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  161. Alex

    Another Icon gone. You will be greatly missed. RIP Ruth

    June 3, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  162. Marie

    This is awful. Betty White is the only one left now and that's a lot of responsibility. My condolences go out to the family and friends of such a treasure. She's probably getting together with Bea Arthur and Estelle Getty at the kitchen table in heaven having cheesecake. Rue, you will be missed by me and millions of others!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  163. Tim

    Rue will be sadly missed. May she rest in peace.I have to believe that heaven will be much brighter with both Rue and Bea Arthur there.God speed to both.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  164. crystal

    thanks for being a TV friend...you will be missed...peace to you and your family

    June 3, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  165. james

    You were the hot one.......you will be missed.......and loved

    June 3, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  166. Scott

    The original cougar. RIP.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  167. David

    My Favorite Golden Girl.. RIP, Rue.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  168. Mary Ann

    I've seen every episode of Golden Girls and still watch if they are ever on...truly classic performers in a classy show. Hollywood should take a lesson from all those ladies. RIP

    June 3, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  169. Linda, VA Beach

    The world had been made a better place because you were in it. For those lives you've touched, we suffer a great loss. Thank you, Rue McClanahan, for being the person you were. May you forever enjoy the pure peace and love of God's presence, now that you've gone Home.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  170. Rich

    I loved Rue in all her roles. Will miss her. Rest in peace Dear.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  171. Shawn

    R.I.P Rue McClanahan you will be missed.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  172. Shari from Madison WI

    My deepest condolances to her family and her fans. Another great and wonderful actress and person has left this life. May she rest in peace and may she give my greetings to Estelle and Bea in heaven. She will be greatly missed.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  173. Scott

    There's a lump in my throat. As someone who has watched and committed most of the GG episodes to memory, I am truly saddened by her passing.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  174. Michael

    My wife and I was just dicussing who was left of the "Golden Girls". and we looked her up last night at about 12 am CST. The same time when she had passed. WOW!!! OMG Rue I pray for Peaceful rest.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  175. Beth

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Rue's family! My daughter and I love watching the reruns of Golden Girls!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  176. Taylor

    Was so sad to find out of Ms. Rue McClanahan's death today. She was a sweet lady and wonderful in Golden Girls! You'll be missed!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  177. Wayne

    What a beautiful, lovely lady. You will be greatly missed!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  178. claudia

    i loved watching you on golden girls made me proud another okie making it big rip rue

    June 3, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  179. Jason

    What an amazing actress and a great Golden Girl.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  180. Aykut Unver

    We have lost Sophia, Dorothy and and Blache. She was such a a great actress and Rue, thank you for being with us.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  181. Dana

    RIP Rue, you were a class act. Thanks for sharing yourself with us for so many years.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  182. Laura

    We will miss you and the animals you stood up for will miss you too.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  183. Geri

    I also say thanks for being a friend. Loved "Blanch" and the other "Golden Girls"; I guess because I am almost 65 myself; I could identify with this show and the situations they found themselves in. Hang in there Betty White! Will miss "Blanch". Geri

    June 3, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  184. Terry

    I grew up watching Vivian and then Blanche, got to see her in THE WOMEN on Broadway in '01, rest in peace Rue.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  185. Kathy

    I a sitting here watching them on youtube. I can't belive it. I didn't know.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  186. Art

    One more Beautiful Golden Girl has left the stage. Thank you, Rue, for all of your years of giving us weekly moments of laughter.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  187. K

    She will be greatly missed! I STILL watch the Golden Girls and I just love her character. Rest in peace, Rue!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  188. Mike Gallo

    A true class act. Very sad... May she rest in peace.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  189. Debbie DeCeglie

    Bless you Rue!!! Your in Heaven with your other GOLDEN GIRLS!!!

    Deborah D

    June 3, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  190. Edohen David

    May her soul rest in peace

    June 3, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  191. Sarah

    Betty White is the only Golden Girl left...:-(

    June 3, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  192. Fan

    She will be missed! She made me laugh all the time during the Golden Girls, which was and still is one of my favorite shows. What a great loss. Rest in peace, Rue.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  193. DC Buckeye

    So sad to hear the news. Thanks for giving us hours of enjoyment. You were a true class act.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  194. Bilderberg

    One more to go...then armageddon..

    June 3, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  195. Ashley

    Truly a great actress! I watch Golden Girls on a daily basis! She made me laugh so much! She will be missed! Rest in peace!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  196. Connie

    You girls were the best and I will always have wonderful memories and lots of GOOD laughs of you all.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  197. patNY

    I'm just devestated! Devestated!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  198. sal

    RIP RUE!!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  199. Tom

    Rue. We will miss you so much! You ALWAYS brought a smile to my face!

    RIP.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  200. Beanie

    I'm right in the middle of her book! Rue you will be missed...I still watch the "Girls" every night at 6:00.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  201. Jean R.

    My condolances to her family and all the people that loved her as an actress.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  202. Dana

    Have some cheesecake for me! Rest in Peace Love.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  203. Robin

    Rest in peace beloved! Thank you for the wonderful memories of the Golden Girls, I still love that show!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  204. kim

    You will b missed!! i watched every episode still!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  205. Taiwo Hollist

    Thank you for bringing so much laughþer to so many lives. RIP Rie...

    June 3, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  206. let's be real

    Rest in Peace, Rue.

    Stay strong Betty White!!!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  207. Justin

    RIP Rue! Thanks for the laughs!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  208. Karyn

    She was my favorite on Mama's Family!!! She will be missed.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  209. Mikey

    You will be missed, My Prayers are with your family and friends at our great loss.

    RIP

    June 3, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  210. Linda

    Such a fine actress. Straight to Heaven!!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  211. Jamie

    Truly a 'Golden Girl.' We miss you already!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  212. Vic

    Godspeed Miss Rue

    June 3, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  213. Jeff

    "Thank you for being a friend, traveling down the road and back again" R.I.P Blanche

    June 3, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  214. RIta

    We will all miss the Southern Bell who always had a way to make us laugh. And a true lady of class

    June 3, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  215. Cindy

    Thanks for the decades of laughs Rue... The Golden Girls will always hold a special place in my heart...

    June 3, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  216. donna

    you brought so many smiles over the years. thank you so much

    June 3, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  217. AJ

    You will be missed!!!!!!!! RIP Rue...

    June 3, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  218. Vee

    Rest in peace. You are already missed.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  219. Billy

    Saw her in "Wicked" on Broadway...She was great and she will be missed.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  220. Sharon

    No! Not my favorite golden girl!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Trice

      This woman just died. You actually took the time to use this forum at this time to say that she wasn't your favorite "Golden Girl." Your timing is truly unfortunate and I think you have not heart.

      June 3, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • az

      i don't think she meant it to be mean...more like, no, say it ain't so!

      June 3, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rufus

      I think she means "tell me it isn't so", not that she was not her favorite....think before you take a shot at someone will ya?

      June 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • DUBi

      If you notice the punctuation in the sentence she is saying she was her favorite Golden Girl.

      June 3, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • G.G. Fan

      I think it's supposed to say..... NO!!!!!!! Not my favorite Golden Girl !!!!!(as in her favorite character)

      June 3, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • rene gauna

      When you have nothing good to say about a dead person, just shut up. She made a lot of people happy watching her shows. As for you, what have you done?

      June 3, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • RE RE

      I think she was saying that she couldn't believe her "favorite" Golden Girl has passed away. Not that she was not her favorite one.

      June 3, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Kayla

    Rue will definately be missed.
    she was my favorite in Golden Girls.
    Rest in Peace <3

    June 3, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  222. True Fan

    She will be truly missed.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  223. Marc

    Safe Journey. You were my first COUGAR crush!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  224. Ky

    ...forever in our hearts from Maude, Mama's Family and The Golden Girls. Rest in peace...we'll miss you!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  225. suzanne

    Rue, you never failed to make me laugh & remember all the hilarious Southern belles that I grew up around. You & the Golden Girls will live in our hearts forever.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  226. Jeff

    You will be missed. Feels like I've lost a friend...

    June 3, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  227. Shane-LAS VEGAS

    God bless her family. She will be greatly missed.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  228. Ana

    Thanks for all the laughs...Rest In peace!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  229. Latoya

    RIP Blanche!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  230. Patrick

    RIP RUE!!!! you will be missed!!!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  231. Peter Fulton Foss

    A classy gal.
    There are too few of them today.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  232. patricia hotelling

    as an actress;i loved her spunk /so sad to hear /she will be missed by many .God rest her soul and bring peace and comfort to her family and many friends.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  233. Susan

    Thank you for being a friend...

    June 3, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  234. Laura

    OMG I just watched her this morning on Golden Girls. Wow that makes Betty White the only suriving cast member from that show. She will be greatly missed!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  235. Jenny T

    So sad! What a great actress! Blanche was my favorite on Golden Girls!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  236. Sara

    A performer. Rest in peace.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  237. Marcy

    What a beautiful woman, always. Rest in peace, Rue.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  238. Paul

    Will miss you! Thank you for being a friend.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  239. Goldengirl4life

    Heaven is a little brighter with one more Golden Girl in its gates. I LOVE these ladies. May you rest in peace Blanche Ms. McClanahan. What a lady

    June 3, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Stacey

      Oh this makes me so sad. I agree with you...Heaven is a little brighter with Rue there. I loved the Golden Girls and still watch the reruns to this day. God Bless you Rue for the many years of entertainment you've given the world. May you Rest in Peace....♥♥

      June 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karyn

      So sad. I watched this show when it first came on. I still watch on reruns. This is one of my all time favorite shows. It full of constant laughs. I know some episodes so well that I know the words. They worked so well together and seemed to have so much fun doing the show. Blanche will truly be missed! Her character was great. Heaven will definitely be brighter.

      June 3, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  240. ThirdWard

    Rest in peace Rue!

    Now Betty is the only one left!!!!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  241. Angela

    Aw, so sad. She was a great actress on Golden Girls. Bless you, Rue!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Donna B.

      Also remember Rue on "Maude" with Bea Arthur. Now we have lost 3 Golden Girls. Glad to see Betty W. still going strong.

      June 3, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  242. Nicole

    I loved that show, I still watch it!!
    May you rest in peace. <3

    June 3, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  243. Anon

    RIP Rue! You were always my favorite!

    June 3, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  244. Shelly

    You will be greatly missed Rue. May you rest in peace.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Denise

      Rest in Peace Rue. You will always be remembered!

      June 3, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Golden

      Will always love the Golden Girls and will continue to watch.

      June 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lyle

      What a huge loss for all of us. I was hoping to see her on SNL

      June 3, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      I remember watching the Golden Girls with my grandmother as a child! I have continued to watch them, I guess as a reminder of those times after losing her. Now that I am an adult it's reality that we all move on and I will always relate each of the Golden Girls to my grandmother. In a way we are all like each of them in 1 way or another, I like to think I am a Blanche! Love you always Rue!

      June 3, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynne

      Deepest sympathies to your family. You will live on forever in re-reuns and the hearts of the audience who so admired you. May you RIP.

      June 3, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • BlancheFan

      I thought Rue would be the last Golden Girl to go, being the youngest. I was hoping she'd recover from her recent illness. So sad. She was always my favorite 'Girl" I know she did other things, but she'll always be known for Blanche. A fabulous creation. R.I.P.

      June 3, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michelle

      Ohhhh Dear Rue!!! You will so greatly be missed! Love ALL of the "Girls" and it will be sad to watch them, but of course I will continue to watch the wonderful re-run episodes to come! We love you and always will!!!!

      June 3, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sheila

      Rue is missed already. So sad that she was only 76. I, too, watch four episodes each night on Hallmark. At least we know Sophia, Bea, and Rue will be sitting in their kitchen sharing cheesecake. (In real life, Bea Arthur hated cheesecake.) May they watch over Betty White and let her stay with us for many more years.

      June 3, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
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      June 3, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • peggy maxwell

      rue , you will sorely be missed , i just loved the golden girls and you and all the others in the cast were all like like my mothers you were great

      June 4, 2010 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  245. KatReit

    is it sick I was thinking the same thing????? RIP Rue, still love ya

    June 3, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |

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