“She passed away at 1 a.m. this morning,” her manager, Barbara Lawrence, tells PEOPLE. She had a massive stroke.”
McClanahan, who played Blanche Deveraux on the still-popular ’80s sitcom Golden Girls, had suffered a minor stroke earlier this year while recovering from bypass surgery. Lawrence added that at the time of her death Thursday, McClanahan “had her family with her. She went in peace.”
There’s really nothing witty to say here considering it reminds me my grandma’s going to die soon and then no one will be around to bake me cookies. Unless, of course, she Angela Lansbury’s it and outlives us all, but Grandma never was the solving murder types. Anyway…
Rest in Peace, Rue.