Estelle Getty died July 2008, Bea Arthur died April 2009, Rue McClanahan June 2010
RIP Rue McClanahan
Rue McClanahan (February 21, 1934 " June 3, 2010) was an American actress, known for her roles as Vivian Cavender Harmon on Maude, Fran Crowley on Mama's Family, and Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 1997, from which she completely recovered.
On November 14, 2009, she was to be honored for her lifetime achievements at an event "Golden: A Gala Tribute To Rue McClanahan" at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, California. The event was postponed due to McClanahan's hospitalization. She had triple bypass surgery on November 4. It was announced on January 14, 2010 by Entertainment Tonight that while recovering from surgery she had suffered a minor stroke. In March 2010, Betty White reported on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that McClanahan was doing well, and that her speech had returned to normal.
McClanahan's manager, Barbara Lawrence, said McClanahan died Wednesday June 2, 2010 at 11pm. of a stroke.