Estelle Getty, thank you for being a friend

The Golden Girl died this morning at the age of 84.

Published July 22, 2008 7:00PM (EDT)

Beloved as feisty Sophia Petrillo on "The Golden Girls" and, in later years, as a champion of rocking senior citizen workouts, Estelle Getty died today at the age of 84. She will be missed, and I'm at a bit of a loss. But I feel like this "Golden Girls" tattoo to the left says it all.

By Sarah Hepola

Sarah Hepola is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, "Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget."

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