Betty White is an actress and a TV icon who has been on the screens since the beginning of TV.
White started her career at an early age and it seems as she got older, she got more famous. She’s popularly known as the golden girl from the golden television.
According to People magazine, White’s agent, Jeff Witjas was the first to confirm her death.
“Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” Wojtas said. “I don’t think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden.
She believed she would be with him again.” Betty White was born on January 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Illinois.
He started her career in the 1930s as a radio personality in Los Angeles. Her career hit the spotlight after she starred in the sitcom The Golden girls.
Her last post has left many heartbroken as she is so happy to be clocking 100. “My 100th birthday… I cannot believe it is coming up,” she wrote.
Are death didn’t come as a shock to many people around her. They knew her health has been failing her for a while.
“I’ve known that her health was not great for some time, but it wasn’t until October that I knew how bad it was,” close friend and dress designer Pol’ Atteu recently told HollywoodLife. Pol’ and his husband Patrik Simpson had plans of designing Betty’s 100th birthday bash dress, but they were told it wasn’t going to be necessary any longer.
“In October, we had contacted her management about doing a gown for her 100th birthday.
“We were told that her health was failing and that a gown would not be needed.” The US Army upon hearing the death of Betty shared a picture of her in service on their Twitter page.
“Not only was she an amazing actress, she also served during WWII as a member of the American Women’s Voluntary Services,” said the US army.
The tributes never stopped coming in. Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen opened their new year’s eve broadcast with a tribute to Betty.
“To a life well lived,” Andy said as the two toasted. “Cheers.” Many might not be aware of Betty White being a Guinness world record holder.
She became the female entertainer with the longest TV career, racking up 74 years of experience. She sure left a legacy. May her soul rest in Peace.