Sadly, Estelle Getty has passed. Even more sad, she had been battling Lewy Body Dementia for years. I remember in one of the <i>Golden Girls</i> reunion shows, the fellow ladies had said how Estelle barely recognized them anymore. I hope that she has found peace.
Here’s one of my favorite clips — Sophia and Dorothy as Sonny and Cher, and a very freaked out Rose:
Golden Girls may have gone off air in 1992 (my god, 16 years ago?), but the ladies have never been far from our hearts. And our collective minds — a few select quotes from Overheard in New York:
Frantic hipster: Please tell me you have The Golden Girls on DVD!
Employee: Nope, we are all sold out.
Frantic hipster: Dammit! It’s sold out everywhere! What am I going to do?
–Barnes & Noble, Chelsea
Join me in the kitchen for some cheesecake around midnight, yo. We got plenty of forks and tissues for all.