Celebrity deaths in 2009

Slideshow posted in Photos | Wednesday, January 14, 2009

25 of 33: Actress Beatrice Arthur is shown in May 1988 at an unknown location. Arthur, who starred in the hit TV shows "Maude" and "The Golden Girls", died peacefully at her Los Angeles home with her family at her side on Saturday, April 25, 2009. A spokesperson for the 86-year-old star said she had cancer, but declined to give further details. (AP Photo)