Rue McClanahan, who passed away June 3 after suffering a massive stroke, is remembered fondly by her former costars. "Rue was a close and dear friend. I treasured our relationship," Betty White, McClanahan's costar on The Golden Girls, said in a statement. "It hurts more than I even thought it would, if that's possible."
McClanahan and White starred in 180 episodes of the television classic from 1985 to 1992. Both won Emmys for their roles as Blanche Devereaux and Rose Nylund, respectively. After Estelle Getty's passing in 2008, Bea Arthur's in 2009 and now McClanahan, White is the only surviving star of The Golden Girls.
Adrienne Barbeau, who played Maude's Carol to McClanahan's Vivian, said, "I'm so saddened by Rue McClanahan's passing. She was so much fun to work with, so talented, and such a good person. Our six years together on Maude were happy times and Rue was the source of many of them."