Bea Arthur Dies at 86


On Saturday, Bea Arthur, star of The Golden Girls and Maude, passed away at 86 after a battle with cancer. Surviving Golden Girl Betty White said in a statement: "I knew it would hurt, I just didn't know it would hurt this much. I'm so happy that she received her Lifetime Achievement Award while she was still with us, so she could appreciate that. She was such a big part of my life." [NYT, ET]