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Golden Girl Estelle Getty Passes Away at 84

Actress Estelle Getty, most beloved for playing sassy Sophia on Golden Girls, passed away early this morning. She had been suffering from advanced dementia and was at her home in LA at the time. Her son had this to say, "She was loved throughout the world in six continents, and if they loved sitcoms in Antarctica she would have been loved on seven continents. She was one of the most talented comedic actresses who ever lived." Our thoughts are with her loved ones, she will be missed.


melizzle melizzle 9 years
Golden Girls: the ORIGINAL Sex and the City RIP Estelle. Your great talent will be missed.
Jessamyn Jessamyn 9 years
That is so sad :( RIP Estelle!
ChanelLover ChanelLover 9 years
This is sad. She was so funny on the show!
krisua krisua 9 years
Very very sad. I loved the show - I used to tape it when I wasn't home :) R.I.P.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
RIP. I still watch Golden Girls every night on Lifetime!
methinks2 methinks2 9 years
I adore so much the GGs and so glad that I have videos of her to watch always. No matter what I feel, I look at one of the shows and I laugh. I have only to think of Sophia and I laugh. Even the next show they did when Dorothy left, the remaining still made me laugh.
radmama27 radmama27 9 years
This is so sad, I love GG. Watch it in the mornings, if my son lets me..and at night if I am up at 1 am. Sophia was the best, rest in peace ma.
mariellynelly mariellynelly 9 years
This almost makes me cry. I love Sophia so much, I was always her when me and my friends would try and see who fits who's character the most. She will be missed greatly!!
darlene darlene 9 years
Its sad. She was a great actress
sodria sodria 9 years
It's sad to know she's passed on. :(
sofi sofi 9 years
aww, I am truly sad today because of this news. Poor woman had been ill for so long. Loved GG and she was definitely my favorite. Rest in Peace.
bealotus bealotus 9 years
R.I.P. she was so amazing on the show. Thanks caterpillargirl! those lines made me laugh.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
Im watching GG right now! I watch it a few times everyday! I love her!
SpicyMe SpicyMe 9 years
Awww..i'm watching GG right now and I logged on and saw this. It's SAD!! She will def. be missed!
flyingroo flyingroo 9 years
I cannot imagine a more fulfilled life than hers. Go to any blog or forum today and people are pouring their heart out about how she made them belly laugh...what can it be more beautiful than making other people happy, even 20 minutes at a time?!? I'm sure she's now making God laugh in heaven... : h a l o :
MotoLinz MotoLinz 9 years
GG is probably my favorite show ever, and she was the best part of it.
Idalia Idalia 9 years
Oh this is sad, but I am sure she is in a better place now. She and the other girls used to make me laugh so much. RIP Estelle!!
tiaregirl tiaregirl 9 years
"Picture it...Sicily 1912" :) My mom and I used to love watching Golden Girls back in the day. They don't have heartwarming shows like this anymore. Rest in peace, Estelle.
cnyc1a cnyc1a 9 years
Ohh Sophia!! :( I'm going to have a piece of cheesecake in her honor and watch a Golden Girls episode.
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 9 years
RIP. I guess I'm used to seeing Estelle in the grey wig, because I couldn't recognise her in that picture!
chiquita29 chiquita29 9 years
Thanks Caterpillargirl, those lines made me laugh out loud. Sophia was my favorite character on the show. She will be missed, may she rest in peace.
fsofield fsofield 9 years
Rest I Peace Estelle Getty, I used to watch the Golden Girls With my mum. I do miss it.
mayeb63 mayeb63 9 years
Thank you Caterpillar!!! I had forgotten about some of those classic lines. She will be missed. They just don't make sitcoms like that anymore!!
kitten25 kitten25 9 years
RIP Estelle. You will be missed greatly. Thank you for being a friend
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
she was the glue that held that ensemble together, and while i am sad for her passing i am glad she isnt suffering anymore, dementia is a horrible diagnosis to live with both as the patient and the family. Here are some of my favorite quotes from the show: Sophia: I'm not leaving now. It's just getting good. Dorothy: Shady Pines, Ma! Sophia: I'm right behind you. Rose: Sophia, why are you in such a bad mood? Sophia: Excuse me Rose, but I haven't had sex in fifteen years and its starting to get on my nerves. [Sophia enters kitchen] Dorothy: You couldn't sleep either, huh? Sophia: No, I'm sleeping so good I thought I'd come try it in the sink. Rose: I just found out I'm the most boring on Earth. Sophia: Did something happen to Regis Philbin? Sophia: Blanche, a terrible thing has happened to you. But when life does something like this, there are a couple of things you got to remember. You got your health, right? Blanche: Yeah. Sophia: You can still walk, can't you? Blanche: That's true. Sophia: Great, go get me a glass of water. Blanche: I have writer's block. It's the worst feeling in the world. Sophia: Try ten days without a bowel movement sometime. Blanche: I have writer's block. It's the worst feeling in the world. Sophia: Try ten days without a bowel movement sometime. [repeated line] Sophia: Picture it... Sicily. Sophia: Make way for the victors. Rose: You won the big game? Sophia: No, Rose. We lost and we all changed our names to Victor
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