Betty White passed away last week, just a few months shy of her 100th birthday.
The legendary actress has a life well spent, but it seems like her last moments were the most challenging time for her as she was forced to do something that she didn’t want.
“She died peacefully in her home,” said agent Jeff Witjas.
Her close friend and agent Jeff Witjas told People that “Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,”. “I will miss her terribly, and so will the animal world that she loved so much.
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.”
Her death has left her fans heartbroken and the tributes can’t stop pouring in.
Sandra Bullock told People, “I don’t drink vodka … but I will tonight, on ice, with a slice of lemon with a hot dog on the other side, and just be ok being sad. I’ll have to buy some rose-colored glasses because Betty was that for all of us.”
Ryan Reynolds, her co-star on the film The Proposal, wrote on Twitter, “The world looks different now. She was great at defying expectations. She managed to grow very old and, somehow, not old enough. We’ll miss you, Betty. Now you know the secret.”
President Joe Biden also wrote on his Twitter saying “she brought a smile to the lips of generations of Americans.”
Betty White was born in Oak Park, Illinois on 17th January 1922.
Betty never wanted to be an actress from childhood. She dreamed of becoming a forest ranger or a writer and only fell in love with acting while in high school.
She went on to become an honorary forest ranger in 2010.
Betty White said, “In my heart, I’ve been a forest ranger all my life, but now I’m official.”
She continued: “Whether I’ve been a legitimate forest ranger or not, I’ve been working for the cause for the last 89 years.
I know this is an honorary position, but it’s also one where I can use a voice to try to protect the remaining beautiful parts of this gorgeous world we live on.”
Betty had a life well spent and was able to amass wealth during their lifetime.
She’s estimated to be worth $75 million.
During her last moments, she was forced to leave her Carmel to live in Brentwood.
A source told The Post “She never wanted to leave her home in Carmel but was forced to for at-home care,”
“If she had it her way, Betty would’ve lived and died in that home [in Carmel]. It’s the home she shared with her husband. It’s where she felt more comfortable.”
Betty White is a legendary actress and no matter how time has passed she will always be in our hearts.