I had a feeling she would be the first to go, having been in declining health for a while, but it is nonetheless a sad event. Rest in Peace, Estelle!
And now a collection of Sophia quotes to help ease our pain
Blanche: Oh girls… I’m just in ecstasy! My body is tingling all over! You will never guess what just happened!
Sophia: We know what happened! Let us just guess what part of the Middle East he’s from!
Blanche: We just rented that movie Aliens, it scared us half to death.
Sophia: I found it scary too. That Sigourney Weaver is a sweet girl but she really shouldn't go without makeup.
Blanche: I have writer's block. It's the worst feeling in the world.
Sophia: Try ten days without a bowel movement sometime.
Sophia: Why do blessings wear disguises? If I were a blessing, I'd run around naked.
Sophia: Make way for the victors.
Rose: You won the big game?
Sophia: No, Rose. We lost and we all changed our names to Victor.
[Sophia finishes telling a story]
Rose: Wow, Sophia, that was some story!
Sophia: Yeah-funny, touching and with a surprise twist ending. I wonder if was true. Damn that stroke.
Dorothy: [after being persuaded to go out dancing] Oh all right I'll come.Ma where are my dancing shoes?
Sophia: In the Smithsonian, right next to Fred Astaire's. How the hell should I know?
Sophia: If I met a man who was over seventy but still looked half-way decent, I'd be on my back faster than you could say, "I've fallen and I can't get up!"
Blanche: I am abhored.
Sophia: We know what you are, Blanche. I'm glad to finally hear you admit it.
Blanche: Sophia, I said abhored.
Sophia: Abhored, a slut, a tramp. It's all the same.