The Golden Girls cast – Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty, Beatrice “Bea” Arthur and Betty White – were famous television personalities in the 80s and 90s. Out of these four leads of the show, three have died and only Betty White is alive. Estelle Getty died first at the age of 84 from Lewy Body Dementia. Bea Arthur died second at the age of 86 from cancer, and Rue McClanahan died third at the age of 76 from cerebral hemorrhage.