Golden Girl Estelle Getty Dies

 

The ultimate Golden Girl, Estelle Getty, has gone to the Pearly Gates in the sky.

 "As of 5:35 this morning, surrounded by her family in her Hollywood Hills home, Estelle Getty passed away peacefully in her sleep of natural causes" her longtime manager, Alan Siegel, told People.com on Tuesday. "Her family and close friends thank everyone for being so loving and supportive of Estelle in her last few years."

The actress had been suffering from Lewy's Body Dementia. She was 84.

Estelle played the tell-it-like-it-is Sophia on the wildly popular 1980s sitcom, also starring Bea Arthur, Betty White and Rue McClanahan. The seasoned comedienne earned seven Emmy nominations for the role, and won the honor in 1998.

She will be missed.

Remembering Estelle:
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