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Bea Arthur Dies, Thank You For Being A Friend

Bea Arthur Dies, Thank You For Being A Friend

Bea Arthur, the Tony- and Emmy-winning actress best known for her role as Dorothy Zbornak on The Golden Girls, passed away early Saturday morning (April 25).

She was 86 and was suffering from cancer. Bea died peacefully at her Los Angeles home with her family by her side.

“She was a brilliant and witty woman,” said Dan Watt, who is the family spokesperson and was Bea’s personal assistant for six years. “Bea will always have a special place in my heart.”

RIP.

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    RIP.

  • releka

    Great actress, great lady, you will be missed Bea.

  • Ingrid

    I guess it’s come to the time where all of the Golden Girls will die. So saaaad. :( RIP.

  • Sheri

    This makes me very sad :( I had no idea she was sick. She was always so funny and had such a dry sense of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed her on “Golden Girls”. God bless you, Bea. Thanks for all the laughter …

  • arantxa

    R I P :(

  • irishprincess

    I will soo miss her I adored her she was an amazing actress..She will totally be missed.

  • Sophia

    You’re gone but not forgotten, pussycat.

  • JGP

    Thanks for all the laughs and memories
    RIP

  • Al

    RIP Bea/pussycat. Going to miss you.

  • Pandora

    Sigh. RIP, Bea. Loved her!

  • VNY

    Aw, man. That is a shame. RIP.

  • http://juxtjared.com pafan

    It’s hard to believe she was 86. I’ll always enivsion her as Dorothy. I guess reruns help to blur the passage of time. My, time does fly.
    RIP.

  • Spencer

    Very devastating. One of the best!

  • r.i.p

    so sad!

    R.I.P

  • decency

    Maude and Dorothy. A great tv actress. She will be missed.

  • jade

    I didn’t know she had been ill. Loved her and all the “Golden Girls”
    I still watch the re-runs of it. Rest In Peace, beautiful lady. I will miss you.

  • jess

    So unbelievably sad…all 4 of these women were/are truly amazing.
    RIP Bea, we’ll miss you.

  • Jessica pernton

    @Sophia:

    this comment sums up everything about Bea. Its so sad to think that time is running out for the Golden Girls. All we can do is just put on those DVD’s and enjoy comedy at its best!

  • slambang

    She’ll always be Dorothy to me. Rest in peace, dear lady. :(

  • a total fan

    R.I.P.

  • MARISA

    RIP, thank you for being a friend.<3

  • Katie

    Aww, I love Bea! R.I.P., she will always be a friend!

  • sad

    So sad for this wonderful lady.

  • sad

    May she rest in peace.

  • SONNYriente

    You’ll be missed. This is too sad. I still miss Estelle, and now, Bea. Rest in peace.

  • Pete

    With the passing of Estelle Getty, now we’re left with Blanche & Rose. My heart is broken. “Golden Girls” rock! Thanks for being a friend!

  • Cindy-Lou Peoples

    Will always be the prom queen! Rest in peace, Dorothy.

  • Wedding Peach

    She made me laugh. She was a great actress and a terrific comedienne. Thanks for the laughter, Bea.

  • British Latin America

    You were an intriguing woman, Maude. A sad good-bye.

  • the truth is

    Ms. Arthur I first knew you first as Maude and I grew up with you as a Golden Girl….time is passing by so fast. But we have your wonderful work to remember you by. Thanks for being a friend….enjoy your rest!

  • Angela

    R.I.P>

  • Bunny

    Nooooooooooo! RIP!

  • Alison

    It is a very sad day. May Bea RIP

  • christyjolie

    I loved Bea Arthur. she was always my favorite golden girl!

  • ali

    i loved the golden girls! i grew up watching it all the time with my mom! bea, you will be missed dearly and thank you for being a friend! my prayers go out to her family.

  • colee

    RIP

  • me

    The Golden Girls was such a funny show. They don’t make shows like that anymore.

    Sorry to hear of her passing. Her character was my favorite of the Golden Girls.

  • Halli

    RIP

    I used to watch the shows when I was younger. I love the theme song!

  • Susan

    God bless you Ms. Bea. You will be sorely missed. A classy, funny and beautiful woman to the end. :-(

  • http://www.vectormotors.com gerard Vandenberg

    ………………..YOU’RE WELCOME, thanks!!

  • vmars111

    So sad! Now we only have 2 Golden Girls to hold on to!

    Goodbye, Bea! May you laugh peacefully!

  • annabelle

    I love Golden girls. RIP Bea!
    My kitty boy died saturday night too in his sleep, very sad .

  • http://www.chickmagnetstuff.com/ SuperCars

    its sad. but its the reality that everyone of us will die.

  • MiHay

    RIP Bea

    I also grew up watching Golden Girls…you will be missed, lady.

  • yada

    RIP. She was a great actress and a lady. She’ll be remembered, always

  • rossy

    I’ve just realized that ONE HALF of THE GOLDEN GIRLS are gone now, & it makes watching the show more precious than ever before.
    -
    Even though she lived a long & wonderful life, her passing is indeed a shock to me & saddens me greatly. I’ve been a fan of hers from her “Maude” days to the “Golden Girls”… No matter what, I always knew if I watched her perform, I was guaranteed to laugh out loud.
    -
    My sincere condolences to her family & friends over her loss; she will be missed.

  • melissa asherman

    I actually cried when I found out. She wrote me back after I wrote her a letter and I’ll cherish it always. I feel like I lost a friend…

  • JOrdyn

    rip bea arthur

  • Kristin M

    She made the Golden Girls what the Golden Girls was. I have every single Golden Girls DVD, one of my fave TV shows. I am so sad that she died.

    RIP Estelle Getty and Bea Arthur!!!

  • CHRISTINE

    AAWW.. WE LOVE YOU BEA! I USE TO WATCH HER SHOWS ALL THE TIME!! AND I WASN’T EMBRASSED! THE “GOLDEN GIRLS” ARE A FAVORITE AMONGST EVERYBODY!! I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT I KNOW FRIENDS WITH THE SAME EXACT PERSONALITIES OF EACH OF THOSE CHARACTERS ON GOLDEN GIRLS. I PERSONALLY THINK I AM A LITTLE BIT OF EACH. CRANKY & TOUGH/ DUMB & SWEET/ SEXY & A GODDESS/ TOO SMART FOR MY OWN GOOD.

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