Betty White: Rue McClanahan 'was a close and dear friend'

rue-mcclanahan-betty-white-golden-girls.jpgIn a statement to Zap2it, Betty White, who co-starred with Rue McClanahan for seven seasons on "The Golden Girls," says of Rue's passing: "Rue was a close and dear friend. I treasured our relationship. It hurts more than I ever thought it would, if that's possible."