Saturday, April 25, 2009
Bea Arthur Dies at 86
LOS ANGELES – Beatrice Arthur, the tall, deep-voiced actress whose razor-sharp delivery of comedy lines made her a TV star in the hit shows "Maude" and "The Golden Girls" and who won a Tony Award for the musical "Mame," died Saturday. She was 86. Arthur died peacefully at her Los Angeles home with her family at her side, family spokesman Dan Watt said. She had cancer, Watt said, declining to give further details. -Associated Press writer Bob Thomas contributed to this report. A very sad day..one of my favorite tv shows lost another great actress. rest in peace Bea Arthur!