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Rue McClanahan dies at 76

Thank you for being a friend, Rue.

Betty White is the last Golden Girl standing. is reporting that Rue McClanahan died early this morning of a massive stroke. She was 76.

McClanahan had suffered from a minor stroke earlier this year after she underwent bypass surgery.  She was reportedly surrounded by her family when she passed away at 1am this morning.

The actress, who played Blanche Devaraux on the popular 80s sitcom, Golden Girls, is the third member of the main cast from the show to pass away in the last two years. Estelle Getty, who played Sophia Petrillo on the popular show, passed away in 2008. Just last year, McClanahan's co-star Bea Arthur died after suffering from complications from cancer.

McClanahan is survived by her sixth husband Morrow Wilson and son, Mark Bish from her first marriage.





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