Funny how I just mentioned the series. Woke up this morning to peruse my guilty pleasure gossip sites and learnt that Estelle Getty, who played Sophia (and mother to Dorothy) on The Golden Girls, has passed away after suffering dementia for a number of years.
She was a huge inspiration for me, and one of few extremely funny older women on TV in the 80s. She won two Emmys for her role on The Golden Girls after having slogged for decades in the entertainment industry, literally getting the gold with the hit sitcom series.
Sad. Yet I am sure also a release. Here's to all the incredible, funny, wise and wisecracking Golden Girls there are.