Rue Mcclanahan

The Golden Girl Rue McClanahan has died at the age of 76. She died of brain hemorrhage at around 1 a.m. at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Her manager Barbara Lawrence confirmed the news of her death. McClanahan’s death was a great loss for her family and fans. The Emmy-winning actress played the role of Blanche Devereaux on the hit TV series “The Golden Girls.”

In 2007, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and undergone treatments. After recovery, she started delivering lectures to bring awareness among women about cancer.

Rue McClanahan was also a heart patient and had a bypass surgery last year. Rue McClanahan co-starred with Arthur, Betty White and Estelle Getty in the “The Golden Girls,” and now after her death Betty White is the only living member of the main cast. For her outstanding acting in “The Golden Girls,” she won Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in 1987.

Her family was by her side in the hospital throughout her treatment and at the time of her death as well. They have also made an official memorial page on Facebook for her. Her co-star Betty White expressed her sorrow and called her a close and dear friend. She said Rue McClanahan’s death “hurts more than I ever thought it would”.

American actress Rue McClanahan gained so much fame for her appearances in several roles of many serials of the televisions. She was born on February 21, 1934 in Healdton, Oklahoma. Her father was a contractor and mother worked as a beautician. While studying at the University of Tulsa, she was a member of sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. Rue McClanahan began her career in 1957 but debuted in 1969 as Sally Weber in Jimmy Shine.