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Golden Girls Star Rue McClanahan Dies at 76

Betty White Comments on Friend Rue McClanahan's Death

Golden Girls Star Rue McClanahan Dies at 76Golden Girl Rue McClanahan has died at the age of 76.

"She passed away at 1 a.m. this morning," her manager, Barbara Lawrence, tells PEOPLE. "She had a massive stroke."

McClanahan, who played man-happy Blanche Devereaux on the still-popular '80s sitcom Golden Girls, had suffered a minor stroke earlier this year while recovering from bypass surgery. Lawrence adds that at the time of her death Thursday, McClanahan "had her family with her. She went in peace."

Date:2010-6-4 【Return】