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Rue McClanahan Passes Away

A photo of Rue McClanahan

Rue McClanahan, 76, died early this morning after suffering a massive stroke.  Her manager told People that she “had her family with her. She went in peace.”

Rue started out in theatre in the 1950’s, and she continued to act on stage throughout her career; most recently, she was in Broadway’s hit Wicked. However, her most famous roles were on television.  She was in the amazing Mama’s Family and Maude, not to mention her outstanding work in Golden Girls. When you think of great actors, Rue McClanahan might not immediately come to mind, but she (along with all the Golden Girls) had a lot of talent, and comedic timing like nobody’s business.  She’ll definitely be missed.

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  • She was a joy to watch. Thanks for the years of entertainment!

    On antother note: What goes on here? Are we to lose a famous actor or actress once or twice a week? This is going to be one long, horrible summer if this trend continues.

  • And to think that just a few months ago, when Rue had her first stroke, Betty White said to her “I hope you die so I can be the last golden girl!”… looks like she got her wish.

    Farewell, slut puppy. :(

    • oh! snap! i forgot about that. lol. that sucks. i mean, she was just joking and everyone knew that. good fun and all. but still. damn. lol.

      • Probably because Betty was a dear friend and dear friends bust each others balls.

    • Yeah, I though she was that Maude chick, or Wheezy, or Florida. Ooh, ooh aunt Ester?

      • You’re a fucking cocksucker, but since this is the last time I’ll ever even log onto this site, it has been great fun feeding you shit samich’s you fat stupid fuck. Same goes for your buddy GoodLord. Adios pendejos.

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        Hold the door for me, Anonymous. I’m leaving and not looking back.

      • Amen. I come back here a couple times a week when I used to come here several times a day. It is like when your favorite restaurant gets a new chef…one who can’t cook. Then on top of it all, they don’t keep out assholes and children who don’t know any better which ruins the experience for the rest.

      • Mom!?! Can we go to the restaurant with the assholes and children and the new chef who can’t cook?

  • So depressing. Had a moment of silence for her today. And then started talking in a fake southern accent. In memory :(

    • If we’re gonna do this properly – inhale a whole cheesecake, then bang the cable guy… I mean “entertain a gentleman caller”. :)

  • I hate working, trying to avoid work at all costs.
    Im scared to get a job im so use to being out of work.
    Im 48 years old, spent 12 of those years on the streets in and out of jail.
    Never worked, im scared of earning money, im trying to fake being mental so i dont have to work.
    I no this has got nothing to do with the golden girls, but im fuckin scared, not slept in days, there stopping my dole money.
    No fuckin food or fags for me, end of the fuckin line.
    Had this happen before for 12 weeks, i was living out of rubbish bins, picking up dog ends and smoking what was left.
    I ended up stealing womens nighties from washing lines and wearing them while wanking off.
    Im so fucked up sometimes, please i need help.
    Stevie wonder,morgan freeman and gary coleman all had the same nick name at school.

    Wish i wasnt poor and black, im also castrated, lost my balls to a young lady in a stupid game for money.
    i agreed to get kicked in the balls for 20 quid, the bitch busted my balls and kicked me 3 times in the balls.
    I need money i do stupid things, i let 4 guys beat me up for 10 quid each, they beat me half to death and then hit me with baseballs bats, spent 2 months in a coma.
    Tonight im ending it all, end of the line, im shitting myself, im throwing myself off of a 300 foot high building, and on the way down im going to scream and swear

  • I need fucking help, 48 years old and my last day on this earth, 2.15am, using a wireless pda that i stole on a free wi-fi hot spot.
    Sleeping bag, not got a penny to my name, dont work.
    Wheres my life gone, ive never really done fuck all.
    family hate me, no children, benn kicked out of everywhere i live.
    left school at 16, got beaten up on my last day of school, went home, fucked around for months, parents chucked me out onto the streets, from there i did crime, lived places got chucked out, etc etc, prison etc etc.
    ive decided today i must die, no last meal for me, just food for thought.
    i might meet gary coleman in hell, ive been taking hard drugs, cant focus, will post few more times before i kill myself.
    Bea arthur was a fucking bi-sexually

      • From the darkside of this world, from within my own disturbed mind.
        Bastards why did they do it?
        Why wasnt i adopted by phillip drummond or at least dana platos maternal granparents?
        im sat on my own shoulder screaming in my own ear, telling me that i must die.
        ive only just found out that webster is not gary coleman, im so fuckin gutted im tempted to steal a bun from the bakery and throw it off when i jump.
        Ive delayed as long as possible, its time to fucus and jump.
        Glourious sunny day a good time for dying.
        Goodbuy cruel world, sorry im gonna mess colemans funeral but at least i will see him first

  • This makes me sad. I’m gonna go and watch some Golden Girls now – Rue was amazing as Blanche – no-one else could be so slutty while wearing a caftan. God bless her.

  • In less than an hour i will be dead, im outside the building from which im going to jump from, like i said im going to swear as loud as i can for 2 mins before i jump and continue swearing on the way down.
    I dont no how long it will take to reach the bottom, 10 seconds or so.
    Im scared now, im shaking and sweating, the end is getting closer, ive got to do it, i was abused by catholic priests and its been drummed into me with threats ot going to hell if i ever say anything, well i said to the police last week and now im going to hell.
    Im so scared, yet so determined to end my life and commit to this act, it has to be done, it needs to be done, its the right thing to do.
    Why is life so cruel?
    Why am i so damaged?
    My life is a mess im living in a dream world and im so badly messed up in the mind its not real.
    Last time i will speak will be just before i jump.
    burn in hell gary coleman, satan has a plantation waiting for you

  • First thing im gonna do when i get to hell is drop kick gary coleman and dana plato, those mother-fuckers better be burning big style.
    Im at the top, putting my pda down now, i hope i find a more satisfying agony in hell then i did in life.
    Bea arthur sounds like a man…lol
    Time to go forever, goodbuy mr drummond see you soon, give my regards to yout brother bonar and dont forget to phone todd bridges and call him a nigger

  • Sorry for all the pain ive caused you mr drummond, betty white i would love to dedicate my death to you, it would be an hounor to die for you betty.
    There are a few good negroes out there but i expect to find hell full of them.
    95 percent black, 4 percent chinese and the rest 1 percent.
    Seems an accurate guess.
    Lets Go

  • Voice from the grave, oh jesus fuckin christ, i didnt have the fuckin guts to jump, and now im being tormented by the inner voices of gary coleman that little nigger shoe shine boy who was adopted my my drummond.
    I hate fuckin wasps, nearly as much as gary coleman.
    my brain is hurting real bad,for fuck sake my drummond why did you adopt those 2 fuckin niggers?
    They were only interested in your money and trying to have anal with your daughter.
    Phillip drummond thry stitched you up mate, they done you over, they used you.
    For fuck sake phone todd bridges and call him a nigger, you will feel better for it.
    And give my good wishes to your brother bonar, hes a fuckin idiot but a good laugh

  • Read the scriptures and repent you mother fuckin sinners, im telling you Rue and coleman are both burning in hell.
    They ignored the word of god and jesus christ, they decided to commit sin, they preached to satan and satan answered there prayers Amen. Those satan worshippers are burning in hell, Satan is making them pay…..oh yes indeedy they are paying for there sins now.
    Its to god dam late for those bastard children Rue and Coleman, to dam late