‘Golden Girls’ Star Rue McClanahan’s Death Goes Viral — Five Years Later

Actress died in 2010, but her death was big news on social media on Thursday

Fans mourned the passing of “Golden Girls” star Rue McClanahan on Thursday. The only problem? McClanahan died in 2010.

After CBS New re-shared their obituary of McClanahan from five years ago, fans online didn’t take the time to check the date on the story and shared it like it was brand new.

Scroll down to read some heartfelt, albeit late, tributes to the actress.

Once people who liked to use their eyes checked the date on the obit, or perhaps Googled the actress’ name, they decided to have a little fun with those who treated McClanahan’s death like it was brand new.

#RueMcClanahan is… still dead. (People are stupid.) @celcafe @ginadifalco http://t.co/6n3yXL7RGs

- Daniel S Levine (@dsl89) June 12, 2015

I was very saddened to hear that “#GoldenGirls” star, #RueMcClanahan,died again.

- Jonathan (@houseofrosen) June 12, 2015

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