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!