Betty White On Rue McClanahan’s Death: “Hurts more than I ever thought it would”

File photo of actresses McClanahan and White at 6th Annual TV Land Awards in Santa Monica

Betty White is mourning the loss of her dear friend, Rue McClanahan. The two starred in Golden Girls together ane remained friends over the years.

According to People,

“Rue was a close and dear friend. I treasure our relationship,” White, 88, said in a statement. “It hurts more than I ever thought it would, if that’s even possible.”

McClanahan died early Thursday at age 76 after suffering a stroke, following the deaths of costars Bea Arthur last year at age 86 and Estelle Getty in 2008 at age 84 .

It must be really sad for Betty!