Thursday, June 3, 2010
A Golden treasure has died.
Rue McClanahan, 76, has a massive stroke this morning and died, according to People Magazine.
A veteran actress, McClanahan is best known for her roles as sexy granny Blanche Devereaux on “Golden Girls.”
Betty White is the last surviving Golden Girl from the 80s sitcom.
McClanahan also played Vivian Cavender Harmon on “Maude” with fellow Golden Girl Bea Arthur and Fran Crowley on “Mama’s Family.”
And the story keeps getting fishier.
Gary Coleman’s, er, ex-wife didn’t want to help the former child actor apply pressure to his bloody head because she had health problems of her own, according to a 911 tape recently released.
“I don’t want to be traumatized right now,” Shannon Price tells a 911 dispatcher, noting that Coleman was bubbling at the mouth.
“Gary you have to put pressure on your wound… He’s lethargic, I can’t really help him. I just need help quick,” she said. “I just can’t be here with the blood. I am sorry I can’t do it. I can’t do it.”
Price and Coleman secretly divorced two years ago and apparently never remarried.
Price said Coleman hit his head somehow after she asked him to make her some food. She said she doesn’t know how the accident happened.
“I looked at the back of his head and it’s all bloody and gross,” Price said. “I am just panicked. I don’t know what to do.”
Price eventually gave Coleman a towel so he could apply pressure to a wound on the back of his head.
Price said she was freaking out.
“He’s just bloody like all freaking over,” she said. “I am gagging. I got blood on myself and I can’t deal.”
Earlier this week, Coleman’s estranged adoptive parents questioned how Coleman died. The Diff’rent Strokes” actor will be buried in Salt Lake City, Utah this weekend.
Coleman, 42, died Friday, May 28, after suffering a brain hemorrhage brought on by a fall Wednesday, May 26.
Death came after Price asked that Coleman be taken off of life support.
Officials at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center told E News that despite their divorce, Price had the legal right to make such decision for Coleman.
“Mr. Coleman had completed an Advanced Health Care Directive that granted Shannon Price permission to make medical decisions on his behalf if he was unable to do so,” the hospital said in a statement.