A Golden Goodbye to Bea Arthur

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Bea Arthur passed away on Saturday April 25th at the age of 86. Best known for her role as Dorothy on the Golden Girls, Bea played the sarcastic, biting shrew to a tee. Pop the hood for more

Arthur died peacefully at her Los Angeles home with her family at her side, family spokesman Dan Watt said. She had cancer, Watt said, declining to give further details.

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

R.I.P. Bea.


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  • http://myspace.com/870bg bg(pimpin 007~~~)

    R.I.P, didn’t appreciate the show till I was much older

  • Nicci

    She played Dorthy on the Golden Girls, not Maude.

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  • jonathanonetreehill

    this show is one of the funniest shows ever put on the television. Bea is a legend.

  • http://internetdrama.wordpress.com Nat

    R.I.P Bea Arthur. Great actress!

    BTW, Nicci, Maude is a show she did back in the 70’s.

  • Telling It Like It Is!

    Truly one-of-a-kind. No one else could have been “Maude” or “Dorothy” like Bea Arthur. She was the consumate professional. Her light in the business and the world will be missed.

  • Fresh Air

    I loved the Golden Girls!!

  • bococalady

    im gonna miss her. i know estelle getty was funny, but bea arthur was hilarious with her jokes too.her little oneliners had me rolling. RIP Bea.

  • Pisces

    golden girls was one of my favorite shows back in the day. damn those 4 ladies bring back memories…blanche, dorothy, rose and sophia…RIP Bea!!!

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  • Lisa Vee

    Great….Great…Great show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • HardCandy

    Estelle died less than a yr ago now Bea this is just sad

  • kimllaa

    Man I loved her as Maude and on the Golden Girls.. she was really funny!! RIP

  • http://www.gravatar.com *Living lovely*

    RIP Loved her characters…..GG’s is still my show

  • whatsyoursecretdesireDOTcom

    RIP I love Golden Girls that’s my show

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  • GoodKarma4Me

    OMG Bea aka Dorothy died?? I love Golden Girls, hands down, it is the funniest, and will always be The funniest comedy show ever! I’ve seen the reruns over and over, and I still laugh like it’s the first time I’ve seen it.
    R.I.P. Bea, you were truly a funny actress!!

  • me (the original)®

    Yeah I heard about this over the weekend. I love Golden Girls. RIP Bea Arthur 😦

    Only Rue McCalahan and Betty White are left (Blanche and Rose).

  • Darkesthourglass

    I also heard about this over the weekend. Bea was a bit older than I thought but I was a bit surprised to hear this. Now she’s in a better place. Those Golden Girls were a trip.

  • Rae

    That is still my show!!!

    Thank you for being a friend!

  • Whatever

    Bea Arthur may have been best known to those 30 and under for her work on “The Golden Girls”.

    But to those of us who are, say, 37 and up, she’s best remembered for her work on “Maud”. Donny Hathaway sang the opening theme. This show also gave us a classic spin off series: “Good Times”. Man, those were the days!!

  • Royal Chocolate

    Loved her as Maude and those few episodes when she played Edith Bunker’s cousin on All in the Family. Few folks probably know that Esther Rolle was her maid on Maude but got her own show, Good Times.

  • mrbaggageclaim

    Maude and The Golden Girls had two of the best theme songs ever. Donny Hathaway sang the theme song to Maude, and who can ever forget “Thank you for being a friend.” RIP Bea, BTW Maude was Edith Bunkers cousin, and Florida Evans (Good Times) was Maude and Walter Findley’s maid. I loved to hear Maude say, “God’ll get you for that Walter.”

  • free

    She will be missed. Golden Girls is still so funny. Estelle Getty also–off the hook.

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