On June 3, Rue McClanahan died after Mark Bish, her son from her first marriage, decided to take her off life support. Morrow Wilson, who McClanahan separated from in 2009 after 12 years of marriage, tells Life & Style “In truth, there really was no choice.”
Morrow says that McClanahan’s health woes began in November after a precautionary stress test revealed she would need bypass surgery. McClanahan was supposed to be presented with a lifetime achievement award at the “Golden: A Gala Tribute to Rue McClanahan” event in November, but her appearance was postponed for her surgery.
]]>Betty White, is enjoying a career resurgence thanks to Facebook and a Snickers ad campaign, but she still made time to keep up with Rue. Morrow says Betty spoke to Rue “every three or four weeks and has said how Rue’s speech had come back.”