Rue McClanahan AKA “Blanche” Dies From Stroke At The Age Of 76

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News, R.I.P.

Rue McClanahan Blanche Dies of Stroke

Golden 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.”

R.I.P.

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  • that damn sh#$ disturber

    the original SATC “Samantha” R.I.P.

  • LuvN_Life

    R.I.P
    i Luved Rue in golden girls :(

  • I'm Just Me... Keeping it Real Since: 1983...EXPECTING

    GTFOH!!!

    WHAT!!! Wow.

    RIP for real.

    I guess Betty White outlasted them all.

  • AnonymousGal

    I LOVED ME SOME BLANCHE! RIP, Rue. You will be missed.

  • aries79

    Gonna Miss Blanche

  • No One Knows I Like Bossip!!

    Rue I loved your work!!! RIP!!! Will Miss you DEARLY!!!:-(

  • No One Knows I Like Bossip!!

    It’s funny we just talked about that theme song like last week!!! Gonna miss you RUE!!!!! this will be a sad day for all of us GOLDEN GIRLS lovers!! RIP!!!!

  • B3 Fearless

    that damn sh#$ disturber
    6/3/10, 13:23:pm

    the original SATC “Samantha” R.I.P.
    **********************************************

    Amen to that!

    She will be missed and so will GG! Betty White is the only one left and I can’t wait to see her new show when that comes on this summer.

    Bye all!

  • Bey-nonsense

    I really hate that. Feel for her family.

  • B3 Fearless

    *Sings*

    Thank you for being a friend

    Traveled down the road and back again

    Your heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidante.

    And if we threw a party….

    Does some one remember the rest?!?!

    Sing it with me please!!!

  • Maureen

    Wow! First Estelle in 2008, Bea last year, now Rue?! Such a sad day! I will miss my “television grandma”! :( I know you’ll have them laughing in Heaven!

  • Yapper(Emerson Delaney)

    Thank you for being a friend
    Traveled down the road and back again
    Your heart is true your a pal and a confidant.

    And if you through a party
    Invited everyone you ever knew
    You would see the biggest gift would be from me
    And the card attached would say thank you for being a friend.

  • Gimmeabreak78

    @B3 Fearless

    Invited everyone you knew…

    You would see/

    The biggest gift would be from me/

    And the card attached would say/

    Thank you for being a friend!

  • Sydney™

    R.I.P. Blanche — thanks for all the laughs

    Rose: Blanche, did you really start shaving at eleven? That seems so young!

    Blanche: Oh, I did it on a dare. You know, back where I come from, everybody thought that once you started shaving your legs, why, you’d become loose. So I shaved ’em!

    Rose: What happened?

    Blanche: Oh, it was an old wives’ tale. I didn’t become loose for another year and a half.

  • I'm Just Me... Keeping it Real Since: 1983...EXPECTING

    @ B3

    And if you threw a party
    and invited everyone you knew
    you would see the biggest gift would be from me
    and the card attached would say:

    Thank you for being a friend.

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