'Golden Girls' star Rue McClanahan dies at 76
Emmy-winner, Rue McClanahan who played southern belle Blanche Devereaux on the hit NBC comedy, 'The Golden Girls,' has died. She was 76. According to the Associated Press McClanahan died Thursday at 1 a.m. of a stroke. 'The Golden Girls,' ran on NBC from 1985 to 1992 and is still in syndication. Just last year, McClanahan's co-star Beatrice Arthur, died from cancer. Co-star Estelle Getty died in 2008. The only surviving star of the sitcom, Betty White, 88, is currently enjoying a resurgence in her career after recent hit roles in movies and television as well as a high-rated hosting gig on Saturday Night Live.