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The Queen Mother of the Golden Girls passed away this morning. She was 84.
Why did I feel like she would never die? Maybe because she looks like she’s been 90 since the eighties.
Rest In Peace, Sophia Spirelli Petrillo-Weinstock.
Watch a montage of Golden Girls moments after the jump.

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    The Golden Girls was such an important part of my (and so many other gay men’s) coming out experience. I hope that people remember Estelle Getty for the great entertainer and important cultural icon that she was. Rest in peace, Mrs. Petrillo.

    All four ladies have such a big place in my heart,never failed to bouy me up through my downs no new
    generation actors can compare to them in great acting.
    Rest in peace my dear Estelle you will be remembered and loved the rest of my life…elmer

    OMG, all the good ones are leaving us! She and the other girls kept me through many bad times growing up. I know she will be rocking it in heaven too!

    I’m so sad to hear about Estelle but she’s been suffering from Lewy Body dementia for some years now and it’ a horrible disease. As much as the world is a sadder place for her not being a part of it, I’m pleased that she will get some respite from this nasty illness. May she rest in peace.

    I just wasn’t prepared for this because I have lost so many people to death. I am in a fantasy world I guess. But I do extend my condolences to her family and the many, many friends (who loved throughout the world.) Rest in Peace Estelle (Sophia) Getty. Your sorely missed.

    Picture this:
    Heaven, 2008, an old “italian” lady meets her maker instead of a goatfarmer….

    why did these glorious ladies have to get old? they just don’t make ’em like that anymore!
    god rest ye estelle!!!!!

    An interesting piece of trivia, even though Sophia played Dorothy’s mother on the show, Estelle was actually more than a year younger than Bea. They were all wonderful on the show and Estelle will certainly be missed.

    I’m stunned as well, she always seem so perky. Not sure why it suprised me so much as well.

    I just bought the show’s first season DVD box set. She is amazing in this show. She will be missed… greatly.

    God bless ya Estelle, It is a sad day indeed…

    I’m stunned….just stunned!
    She will be missed.

    My heart hurts now…

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I loved Estelle =(

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