Estelle Getty, who played Sophia Petrillo on The Golden Girls, has died at the age of 84, just 3 days shy of her 85th birthday after. Apparently she'd been suffering from dementia for quite a few years now.
I don't know about you guys, but The Golden Girls was and is still one of my all-time favorite sitcoms! Estelle's portrayal of Sophia Petrillo was great! Reruns of this show are still playing on a couple cable networks and I know I've seen some of the episodes as many as 10 times and laughed just as hard with each viewing.