rue mcclanahan golden girls nbc Celebs mourn Rue McClanahan's passingMuch like Gary Coleman’s death last week and Dennis Hopper’s passing over Memorial Day weekend, the stars are taking to Twitter to express their sadness over “Golden Girl” Rue McClanahan‘s death.

hear hear. she will be missed RT @helloross RIP Rue McClanahan & thank you for being a friend. — Alison Sweeney

Sad news again: Golden Girl Rue McClanahan dies age 76 Emmy actress suffered a stroke. She beat 1997 breast cancer & 2009 heart surgery. — Robin Leach

Ah beloved Blanche passes away – Rue McClanahan RIP. She was so lovely and such a spitfire. It’s just Rose now. — Marlee Matlin

RIP rue mcclanahan. sending love and prayers to her loved ones….. — Mandy Moore

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Rest In Peace Rue Mcclanahan. Such a funny and strong woman. — Chris Crocker Rue McClanahan. God damn it. Gary Coleman, Dennis Hopper, Rue McClanahan. been a rough few weeks. Let’s cut it out now. — Scott Evans Oh no! I’m tearing up! Rue McLanahan has died. She was my favorite Golden Girl. It’s a sad, sad day. :(((( — Rose McGowan R.I.P. ‘Golden Girls’ star Rue McClanahan dies at 76  — Alyssa Milano RIP Rue McClanahan she was such a delight to watch.  — Sarah Joy Brown Super sad about rue…. — Margaret Cho

When Rue and I worked together she was always funny, lovely and a professional. She and her talent will be missed. — John Larroquette

Rue McLanahan — whoa. Very sad. Blanche was an iconic role, perfectly done. — Jane Espenson
Betty White, Rue’s “Golden Girls” co-star, also issued a lovely statement. Follow Zap2it and Zap2it Andrea on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo Credit: NBC

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