Bea Arthur Dies at 86

Apr. 25 2009, Published 8:01 a.m. ET

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After a "Golden" career, Bea Arthur died Saturday morning at age 86 after a battle with cancer.

Reps for the actress and comedian said she died peacefully with family surrounding her at her home in Brentwood, Ca.

Best known as the razor sharp Dorothy Zbronak from primetime hit "Golden Girls," Arthur was a beloved television staple and stage star.

Arthur has received ten career Emmy nominations with two wins, one for Golden Girls and the other for her 70s hit Maude.

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Arthur is survived by two adopted sons and two granddaughters. (Photo: WireImage)


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