White was 5 months older than Arthur and the oldest of the 4 Golden Women stars, however she has outlived all of them.
Estelle Getty died at 84 in 2008, having battled Lewy physique dementia for nearly a decade. “Our mother-daughter relationship was one of many biggest comedian duos ever, and I’ll miss her,” Arthur mentioned in an announcement on the time.
“The one consolation at this second is that though Estelle has moved on, Sophia will at all times be with us,” White mentioned. Arthur died in 2009 at 86 and McClanahan, the youngest Golden Lady, died at 76 in 2010.
In an replace for a brand new paperback version of her e-book in 2010, White wrote that shedding all three of her co-stars, together with, “only in the near past, my beloved Rue McClanahan, has been very laborious to take. While you work so intently collectively, for thus lengthy, and are blessed with such success, you wind up locked on the coronary heart.”
The Golden Women is streaming on Hulu.
(E! and NBC are each members of the NBCUniversal household.)
(Initially printed July 30, 2019, at 3 a.m. PT)