the passing of a legend – bea arthur – R.I.P.

the passing of a legend – bea arthur – R.I.P.
April 25, 2009 MICHAEL KNUDSEN

oh what a super sad day – legendary star bea arthur passed away peacefully today here in los angeles at the age of 86 (thankfully surrounded by her family) oh i’m so very upset – i know she was old and lived a great life but i’m still at a complete loss for words – i loved her – she was so damn funny! who didn’t adore her on the golden girls or maude (a spin-off of my favorite show of all-time all in the family) two of the best television shows ever! last year i was shocked to find out ms. arthur doesn’t have a star on hollywood’s ‘walk of fame’ – i’m hoping she’ll be able to get the honor posthumously – she totally deserves it! i know everyone shares the same sentiment when i say – ms. arthur, thank you for being a friend – you are already missed – may you rest in peace xoxo

Beatrice Arthur, the tall, deep-voiced actress whose razor-sharp delivery of comedy lines made her a TV star in the hit shows “Maude” and “The Golden Girls” and who won a Tony Award for the musical “Mame,” died Saturday. She was 86. 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.” SOURCE