Betty White: 'How Lucky I Was to Know Bea'

Watch Bea Arthur from the 2003 "Golden Girls" reunion show where she chatted about her favorite moments from the show.

Bea Arthur talks about her favorite moments from 'Golden Girls'

"Golden Girl" Betty White also expressed her loss at the passing of longtime friend and co-star Bea Arthur, who died Saturday at age 86.

The actress released a statement to "Extra" on her friendship with Bea, saying how much she'll miss her:

"Bea was such an important part of a very happy time in my life, and I have dearly loved her for a very long time. I'm grateful that she received her much-deserved 'Lifetime Achievement Award' when she did, so she could enjoy it. How lucky I was to know her."