R.I.P. Rue McClanahan

1934 – 2010

McClanahan died of a stroke early this morning.  She was 76 years old.

Like most people my age, I have a soft spot for each of the actresses in Golden Girls and it’s sad to see Rue go.  I will always remember watching the ‘program‘ with my own grandmother after school.  She used to take care of my sister and I while my parents worked.  Every time  someone from her generation passes it hits home.

With the passing of Rue McClanahan, we have lost Blanche Devereaux , making Betty White the last surviving Girl.  And if Betty‘s Saturday Night Live episode is any indication of what she’s got left in her, I think we can safely say she’ll  keep Rose Nylund alive for quite awhile!

Stay Golden Rue!