Honoring the life of Estelle Getty, EmpowHer has compiled a digest of her passing, the dementia she suffered from and what her caregiver told the media.
LOS ANGELES — Estelle Getty, the diminutive actress who spent 40 years struggling for success before landing a role of a lifetime in 1985 as the sarcastic octogenarian Sophia on TV's "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 84.
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Getty, who suffered from advanced dementia, died at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at her Hollywood home, said her son, Carl Gettleman of Santa Monica, California.
Everyone's favorite 'Golden Girl' Estelle Getty has died, leaving millions in mourning. The actress was suffering from Lewy Body Dementia, a progressive brain disease.
'The Golden Girls' actress died Tuesday at her home in Los Angeles, according to her caregiver.