'Golden Girls' star Rue McClanahan's death is going viral...five years later

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Fashion Flashback: Rue McClanahan

Remember "Golden Girls?" I mean, how can you not?

The hilarious sitcom that premiered in 1985 was an instant hit, and even today, can be seen pretty much everywhere thanks to re-runs. As many know, all of the ladies of the show have passed, except Betty White who is currently 93 years young!

However, this past Thursday, social media went crazy with everyone sharing tweets, posts and pictures, sending their prayers and well wishes to Rue McClanahan who played Blanche Devereaux.

Yes, the gesture is a heartfelt one, but the only problem? She passed away five years ago. With posts including "Breaking News," "RIP," and "We will miss you," people took to social media to share their condolences.



And if that wasn't strange enough, the same thing happened around this time last year! Nevertheless, Rue will always be a true 'golden girl.'

Take a peak through the pics below to relive the 'golden' days:

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FILE - In this June 8, 2008 file photo, from left, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, center, and Betty White of the Golden Girls, arrive at the TV Land Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. McClanahan, the Emmy-winning actress who brought the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux to life on the hit TV series "The Golden Girls," died Thursday, June 3, 2010. She was 76. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)
FILE - This Dec. 25, 1985 file photo shows the stars of the television series "The Golden Girls" during a break in taping in Hollywood, Calif. From left are, Estelle Getty, Rue McClanahan, Bea Arthur and Betty White. Family spokesman Dan Watt says 86-year-old Bea Arthur died at home early Saturday, April 25, 2009. He says Arthur had cancer, but declined to give further details. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
Estelle Getty, who plays Sophia, poses with her new husband,who plays Max, and the other "Golden Girls" after taping of episode on Friday, night, Nov.5,1988 in Hollywood. After 40 years of despising Max, her late husband's business partner, Sophia does an about face and decides to marry him on the NBC-TV series. Left to right are Rue McCLanahan (Blanche), Getty, Gilford, Bea Arthur (Dorothy) and Betty White. (AP Photo/Ira Mark Gostin)
Actresses Rue McClanahan, left, Betty White, center, and Estelle Getty, right, share a moment after winning Favorite New Television Comedy Program at The People's Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., March 11, 1986. Co-star Bea Arthur was not present. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 29: THE GOLDEN GIRLS - 9/14/85 - 9/14/92, ESTELLE GETTY, RUE MCCLANAHAN, BEA ARTHUR, BETTY WHITE, (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - APRIL 30: THE GOLDEN GIRLS - 9/24/85 - 9/24/92, BETTY WHITE, BEA ARTHUR, RUE MCCLANAHAN, (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
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