Golden Girl Rue McClanahan has died at the age of 76.
“She passed away at 1 a.m. this morning,” her manager, Barbara Lawrence, tells PEOPLE. “She had a massive stroke.”
McClanahan, who played man-happy Blanche Devereaux on the still-popular ’80s sitcom Golden Girls, had suffered a minor stroke earlier this year while recovering from bypass surgery. Lawrence also said that at the time of her death Thursday, McClanahan “had her family with her. She went in peace.”
Oof. Well, if you have to die (and you do have to die, for sure, SORRY), you could do worse than to die surrounded by family, in peace. Here is a video of Rue as I think she would like to be remembered:
R.I.P. Rue McClanahan. You will be missed. You’re in heaven now, having an active, boisterous, and unapologetic sex-life with the angels.