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

- By Bossip Staff

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.

  • LaDiva

    **Sings right along with B3 Fearless***

    This show was beautiful. Still my favorite show til this day…

  • Yapper(Emerson Delaney)

    Here is the original song for GG

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

    I’m not ashamed to say
    I hope it always will stay this way
    My hat is off, won’t you stand up and take a bow

    And if you threw a party
    Invited everyone you knew
    You would see, the biggest gift would be for me
    and the card attached would say,
    Thank you for being a friend

    Thank you for being a friend
    Thank you for being a friend
    Thank you for being a friend

    If it’s a car you lack
    I’d surely buy you a cadillac
    Whatever you need, anytime of the day or night

    I’m not ashamed to say
    I hope it always will stay this way
    My hat is off, won’t you stand up and take a bow

    And when we both get older
    With walking canes and hair of gray
    Have no fear, even though it’s hardly here
    I will stand real close and say,
    Thank you for being a friend

    (I want to thank you)
    Thank you for being a friend
    (I want to thank you)
    Thank you for being a friend
    (I want to thank you)
    Thank you for being a friend
    (I want to thank you)
    Let me tell you bout a friend
    (I want to thank you)
    Thank you for being a friend
    (I want to thank you)
    Thank you for being a friend
    (I want to thank you)
    Thank you for being a friend

    And when we die, and float away
    I’ll see you there, and once again
    Thank you for being a

    Thank you for being a friend
    (I want to thank you)
    Thank you for being a friend
    (I want to thank you)
    Thank you for being a friend
    (I want to thank you)
    Thank you for being a friend
    Whoa, tell you about a friend
    (Thank you right now, for being a friend)
    Thank you for being a friend
    (I wanna tell you right now, and tell you again)
    Thank you for being a friend
    (I wanna thank you, thank you, for being a friend)
    Thank you for being a friend

  • LaDiva

    @ Sydney

    Lmao they had so many funny quotes.

  • faundyb

    RIP I LOVE WE WILL MISS YOU:(

  • Sydney™

    Oh, this is all so touching. . .

    @LaDiva

    They did, girl.

    Blanche: He is so sophisticated and charming and rich and handsome. He fairly screams Blanche. At least, he will when I’M through with him.

  • wannabene

    @B3

    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…

  • wannabene

    O yall get it before me

    But still RIP!!

  • LaDiva

    @ Gimmeabreak78

    lmfao lmfao I’m dying here….

  • I hear that

    you got that right still popular..LOL! Love that show.

  • Sydney™

    LMAO @ Gimme

    I remember that episode.

    @LaDiva

    “Blanche: Oh girls… I’m just in ecstasy. My body is tingling all over. You will never guess what just happened.
    Sophia: We know what happened. Let us just guess what part of the Middle East he’s from.”

    ——————DEAD——————-

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