Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Estelle Getty Passes On
Just three days before her 85th birthday, "The Golden Girls" star Estelle Getty passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning (July 22) at her Los Angeles, California home.
According to press reports, the actress had endured a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia - a disease exhibiting symptoms similar to Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's. Known for her role as the witty,and humorous Sofia on the Golden Girls, Since Estelle's passing, Betty White, one of her "The Golden Girls" co-stars, released a statement reading: "The only comfort at this moment is that although Estelle has moved on, Sophia will always be with us."