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The legendary Bea Arthur has passed away.

The Golden Girls and Maude actress died at her Brentwood, California, home on Saturday morning.

She was 86-years-old.

The iconic actress was battling cancer.

Thank you, Bea, for making us laugh all these years. Your memory will live on forever!

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364 comments to “R.I.P.”

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  1. 1

    AWWWW man-Now who's jeffery Ross gonna pick on?Bye Maude!

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    SO sad. :(

  3. 3

    R.I.P., Bea!

  4. 4

    sad. she was cool.

  5. 5

    We'll miss you, Lady! Thanks for the laughs. :)

  6. 6

    Golden Girls is my favourite show.

    I won't miss her thou.

    I can always watch her on Golden Girls & Maude.

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    Golden Girls is my favourite show. I won't miss her thou. I can always watch her on Golden Girls & Maude.

  9. 9

    That's sad… she was so funny!

  10. 10

    ahhh, bea, thanks for being a friend!

  11. 11

    I am devastated. Another Golden Girl is gone.
    Rest in peace, Ms. Arthur…

  12. 12

    So sad. I'm a huggggge GG fan. RIP x

  13. 13

    Truly a beautiful lady! She was such that all actresses should aspire to become. Goodbye and fair journey, Bea!

  14. 14

    I honestly loved the Golden Girls. Very smart comedy starring all women!! A first for sure.
    At least her struggle with cancer is over. R.I.P Bea!

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    This saddens me so much! I loved her! I just watched The Golden Girls Season 3 DVD today. It will affect how I watch The Golden Girls from now. Now with her and Estelle gone it will really be hard to watch.

    I hope Betty and Rue are ok!

  17. 17

    oh she was cool RIP…dear Bea

  18. 18

    awww so sad. i still watch golden girls on the oxygen channel.

  19. 19

    Awwww sad. :(

  20. 20

    …and then there's Maude…..Thank you for being a friend…..R.I.P.

    sadness :(

  21. 21

    omg…this is so sad…she was such a great actress she will be missed…i did a project on here in like 8th grade!!

  22. 22

    I'm a big bea Arthur fan, so this is really sad news for me, my prayers for her and her loved ones, she was a wonderful actress/entertainer.

  23. 23

    she will be missed

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  26. 26

    but the legend of Dorothea will live on!!! love you Bea

  27. 27

    I really loved Bea Arthur, I loved her wit and showy manly qualities, yet she was quite a woman. Bye Maude

  28. 28

    I will miss you! I remember Saturday nights staying overnight with my great grandmother watching Golden Girls! Thank you for all that you have done. Rest in peace

  29. 29

    And then there's Maude … no more.

    RIP. You were an inspiration to Queens everywhere.

  30. 30

    Thank You for being a Friend Bea! You will be missed. :(

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  32. 32

    Oh no :( thats horrible news. I loved her :(

  33. 33

    very sad! may she now rest in peace! and i had no idea that she was 86. wow.

  34. 34

    im fucking devastated. jesus. 2 of my golden girls are gone.

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  36. 36

    You are missed Bea!!!

  37. 37

    Oh NO!!!

  38. 38

    UGH, I'm so sad!!!!! I had no idea she had cancer….The Golden Girls were THE BEST!!!!!!

  39. 39

    RIP BEA!

  40. 40

    Sad sad sad!!

  41. 41

    i loved her sooo much

  42. 42

    Wow, this really hits me. I loved watching her on "Maude" (yes, I am that old). And I saw her on Broadway a few years ago. She was a true professional and a very skilled performer. She will be missed.

  43. 43

    sad big fan of the GG

  44. 44

    did not realize she was 86 ! hope she is having a beer and a laugh with carroll o'conner right now. -maude and archie-the liberal and the bigot-what a pair.

  45. 45

    Loved her as Dorothy…. Now Betty and Rue are the only left :( RIP

  46. 46

    Very sad, great actress

  47. 47

    RIP Dorothy!

    I know her name isnt Dorothy for any of you smartasses who want to correct me but Golden Girls is one of my favorite shows ever and I loved her character on that show :(

    Love live Bea Arthur!

  48. 48

    so sad!

  49. 49

    this is terribly sad. she was my favorite Golden Girl. She will be terribly missed

  50. 50

    Re: SweetLittleThing – and btw moron, you were 15th asshole

  51. 51

    No way! This is a tragedy. I so loved her in Mame, Maude & The Golden Girls.

  52. 52

    This broke my heart when I heard it. Thank you for the laughs, Bea. You were one hell of a lady. Now I'll have a Golden Girls Marathon in honor of her. RIP

  53. Jeri says – reply to this


    Just watched a clip last night on youtube w/ my son…so funny…R.I.P Bea

  54. 54

    Re: SweetLittleThing – you're lucky my response to you got deleted. what the hell is your fucking problem? a person dies and all you fucking care about is if you're first? fuck off

  55. 55

    Thanks for making people like me laugh when i wasn't having the greatest day. back when TV didn't need to about strictly fucking someone

  56. 56

    excellent program I laughed a lot with it, God bless, rest in peace

  57. 57

    Maude was the first tv tranny icon. Seriously, Bea Arthur was awesome and ahead of her time.

  58. 58

    This makes me sooo sad!! We had the same birthday.

  59. 59

    aww that is sad :( RIP Bea :(

  60. 60

    aww.. RIP. I really liked her in Golden Girls!

  61. 61

    That sucks! bye "maude" R.I.P

  62. 62

    And now she joins Sophia on that big lanai in the sky.

  63. 63

    One of the greats. R.I.P Bea xx

  64. 64

    Re: SweetLittleThing – ok, deleted again, you are soo lucky, think of every bad thought i could have towards you and double it. what is your problem, a lady dies and all you care about is if you were first, loser

  65. 65

    Aweeeeeee. I love the Golden Girls. Bea was cool, man!

  66. 66

    when will this first crap ever stop?

  67. 67

    Maude :: line from show :: Husband says "We are sick of all these homosexuals moving into the neighborhood, we are starting a group today 'Fathers Against Gays' :: Maude says " So your a bunch of F.A.G.s" - its when I knew I liked being gay

  68. 68

    Sorry to hear this, always loved her wit and humor. RIP Bea!

  69. 69

    All of Palm Springs says thank you for being a friend. Xxxxooooo

  70. 70

    Sadness. RIP. :(

  71. 71

    God Pervez, You can't even be bothered to mention she was a TONY winner for MAME? She pioneered a lot of tough women roles at a time where it was difficult to be tough and funny at the same time. As the butt of many jokes, she has taken a lot of flack for her looks and height over the years. However, she had the last laugh for being successful and strong. She was a role model for many strong women to come out of the 70's and 80's. Thank you, darling girl! For being YOU.

  72. 72

    I LOved this woman! She was so cool!

  73. 73

    Re: CoDy A – Mine as well cody

  74. 74

    i am so terribly saddened by this, she was my favorite golden girl. May she rest in peace.

  75. 75

    awww, RIP. I didn't even know she was that sick. This is totally a surprise.

  76. 76

    *hugglez* you will be missed bea!

  77. 77

    So sad, love The Golden Girls……

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    she was my favorite.

    rest in paradise bea.. :( .

  81. 81

    Thank you for being my friend for so many years Bea! Love you.

  82. 82

    So sad. I saw her last year on a talk show and she looked frail. Hollywood and Broadway have lost a fantastic actress and we've lost a TV friend.

  83. 83

    SAD :(

  84. 84

    I will miss her.

  85. 85

    Such a wonderfully gifted person. You will be missed Bea. Thanks for the laughs and for being a friend. xo. :(

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    Rest in peace.

  88. 88

    Oh no, such sad news. :(

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    So sad!!! She was awesome. RIP

  91. 91

    Aww thats so sad…

  92. 92

    RIP Dorothy Zbornack

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    CREEPY. i had a dream she stole my purse the other night!
    RIP bea!

  95. 95

    damn that's awful :( rest in peace funny lady

  96. 96

    thats so sad
    used to go to the local gay bar to watch golden girls way way back when

    rest in peace you gorgeous wonderful woman

  97. 97

    This really, really upsets me! She was such a star and really a true beauty. Anyone who can make that many people laugh for as long as she did is a beautiful person, as the gift of laughter is one of the greatest gifts of all. May she rest in peace. Sophia and Dorothy are together again. *sniffle*

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    Sad news. I loved her. Golden Girls was the best show ever. And I just recently started watched season 1 of maude on DVD. I hope somewhere Dorothy and Ma are having a piece of cheescake together.

  100. 100

    OMG!!!…How SAD!!!!…I loved the golden girls!!!

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