The Last Hours Of...Rue McClanahan


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Actress Rue McClanahan was beloved for playing the sassy Southern Belle, “Blanche Devereaux,” on TV’s The Golden Girls. But behind the smiles, Rue’s life was blighted by heartbreak, disease and reported near-death experiences. Her cause of death was officially called a stroke—an event most commonly caused by a blood clot in the brain. But Rue was taking the drug Warfarin, a powerful anticoagulant prescribed to prevent blood clots. So why did the actress die of a stroke at the age of 76? World renowned Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Michael Hunter digs in to analyze every detail of of the actress’ medical history to reveal if other drugs played a part in the mystery of what killed Rue McClanahan. Like what you hear and want more true crime and mystery? Go to

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