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Bea Arthur, Best Known as Dorothy on The Golden Girls Passes Away at 86

RIP Bea Arthur

Bea Arthur passed away today at her LA home with family by her side. The actress best known as Dorothy on The Golden Girls was 86 years old and had been battling cancer. Dan Watt, Bea's personal assistant and family spokesman said, "She was a brilliant and witty woman. Bea will always have a special place in my heart." Our hearts go out to her family and friends at this difficult time.


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rexlong rexlong 7 years
I would love to win the kitchen things i,ve never had any that nice, i know my wife sure would appreciate it alot!
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
aww, I loved her style, fiesty and sharp as a tack lol...RIP Bea
angelina8023 angelina8023 8 years
I seriously shed a couple of tears when I heard the news:( She really was the definition of talent. She will be missed. I agree with GlowingMoo and the timelessness of The Golden Girls. I also think that SATC and Desperate Housewives would not have been as successful without The Golden Girls. This show broke the mold and helped pave the way for female ensemble casts. We love you Bea!
sunlandseagirl sunlandseagirl 8 years
"Ma!........" That was always the start of a funny scene on GG. She will be missed. RIP
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 8 years
I know she retired but still, what a great loss to the industry.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
She was hilarious on the Golden Girls and one of a kind. It's very sad and she will be missed :-(
darlene darlene 8 years
How sad. RIP Bea Arthur
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
:cry: So sad. May Bea rest in peace.
LucaBella LucaBella 8 years
So sad to hear!
Gwen-G Gwen-G 8 years
My heart goes out for her family.So sad
danixk danixk 8 years
RIP Bea =\
rossy rossy 8 years
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.
Powerpuffgirl Powerpuffgirl 8 years
It's nice to see so many other fans of The Golden Girls! I'm a huge fan of the show and can't imagine a time without it. It really is a timeless show, and still funny as hell 20 yrs later. Bea Arthur will be dearly missed!
ladyofcamelot ladyofcamelot 8 years
Thank you for your wonderful contribution to television, and godspeed, Ms. Arthur.
dragonlady920 dragonlady920 8 years
Aww, she was one of the best. Godspeed Bea!
Beaulofash Beaulofash 8 years
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
How saddening. I love her work on "The Golden Girls," too. She was such a talent. In my opinion, "The Golden Girls" is a stronger show than "Sex and The City," which is another show I admire. When it comes to describing female friendships, sex, sensitive issues, I think "The Golden Girls" did it better, and indeed, the show is more timeless. The writing was good, and so was the acting (thanks to Bea Arthur and the rest of the talented cast). I regret that Bea Arthur passed away. She did such good work.
KibzeeLovee KibzeeLovee 8 years
one of the best. guess she just didn't enjoy life without estelle... i'm staying this saturday night, my 4th day of of a disgustingly painful sore throat, but tonight my golden girls dvds will keep me company:0) RIP Bea, you're a pal and a confidaaant.
badkitty badkitty 8 years
My favorite show of all time. RIP Bea. You will be greatly missed.
sofi sofi 8 years
Aww, so very sad! She was quite a woman. I admired her very much. Just was watching Golden Girls yesterday morning. RIP, Dorothy!
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