I treasured our relationship... It hurts more than I ever thought it would, if that’s even possible.
According to Variety, McClanahan died of a stroke at 1:00 a.m. this morning, according to her manager Barbara Lawrence.
McClanahan had a long an illustrious career on Broadway, winning an Obie award. She went on to do a number of memorable television roles in series such as All in the Family, Maude, and others before her coup de grace as one of the Golden Girls.
You can read more about her at IMDB.
She will be missed.