I just cannot believe we lost another Golden Girl. Rue McClanahan, who played Blanche Devereaux, died of a stroke today at the age of 76. Golden Girls is still one of my favorite shows! To me, it's the original SATC and Blanche was TV's first "Samantha," with a southern belle edge. Did you know that Rue was married 6 times in real life? I had no idea. She also played alongside Bea Arthur in the show Maude. "Thank you for being a friend..."