Yesterday the entertainment world lost one of the funniest persons to ever live: Bea Arthur. Bea Arthur first rose to fame in the 70s as the liberal foil to conservative bigot Archie Bunker in All in the Family. Bea's most famous role was in the 90s sitcom Golden Girls. Even as a young middle schooler, I loved to see Bea Arthur's character Dorothy dole out sarcasm and dead pan humor on Thursday nights. Farewell, Bea. Thank you for being a friend.