LOS ANGELES—Beatrice Arthur, the tall, deep-voiced actress whose razor-sharp delivery of comedy lines made her a TV star in the hit shows "Maude" and "The Golden Girls" and who won a Tony Award for the musical "Mame," has died. She was 86.
Arthur had cancer, Watt said, declining to give further details.
"She was a brilliant and witty woman," said Watt, who was Arthur's personal assistant for six years. "Bea will always have a special place in my heart."
Arthur is survived by her sons, Mathew and Daniel, and two granddaughters, Kyra and Violet. No funeral services are planned.
*Bea shall always have a special place in all our hearts. Thank you for all your years of talent. You were so FIERCE and made an awesome Femputer.*