A simple single-tear sad face emoticon cannot express the sorrow the world is feeling right now. Ms. Estelle Getty, whose portrayal of Sophia on the best sitcom of all time, The Golden Girls, has inspired at least one Anti DC blog post, has died. She was 84 and suffered from advanced dementia. She will be missed greatly on at least six of Earth's seven continents, according to her son, who spoke with the Associated Press.
"She was loved throughout the world in six continents, and if they loved sitcoms in Antarctica she would have been loved on seven continents," her son, Carl Gettleman, said. "She was one of the most talented comedic actresses who ever lived."
Carl is underestimating Estelle's prowess. As far as I'm concerned, she will be missed not only on all seven continents, but throughout the entire cosmos. Her status as my elder e-inspiration (enspiration?) knows no bounds and she will live on forever. RIP, Estelle, and thank you for being a friend.