Heaven just got a little more sass. Bea Authur has passed away at the age of 86. Bea was a crucial influence in my early life, and watching her on Golden Girls at age 7, I was mad looking forward to the time I could be old just like her and not go to school. Just sit around on my wicker furniture in Florida, eat cheesecake and sass people with my witticisms. She made it all look so glamorous, especially in her drapey Rick Owenish tops. You sure did rule for the 86 years you were here on planet Earth, and you'll really be missed Bea!