RIP: Estelle Getty 1923 - 2008

Estelle Getty, best known for her character of Sophia on TV's "The Golden Girls" has died at the age of 84, three days short of her 85th birthday.

Getty stopped making appearances about 8 years ago when she announced that she had Parkinson's disease along with Lewy Body Dementia - a condition similar to Alzheimer's.

She was nominated for 7 Emmy awards, winning only one for her role in The Golden Girls. She was also nominated three times for Golden Globe awards, also winning only once.

According to her website, Estelle passed away at her home in Hollywood, surrounded by family.

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