Beatrice Arthur has died at the age of 86 at her home, according to a spokesperson. Arthur had been suffering from cancer for some time.
"She was a brilliant and witty woman. Bea will always have a special place in my heart," said Dan Watt, Arthur's spokesman for six years.
Arthur was probably most famous for her role in the American TV series The Golden Girls, where she played Dorothy Zbornak, and her role in Maude. She also won a Tony Award for her role in the Broadway musical Mame.
On July 22, 2008, Estelle Getty, who also co-starred with Arthur on The Golden Girls, died after after a battle with dementia.
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