Betty White was two weeks shy of her 100th birthday before she passed away. She passed away on the 31st of December and the tributes can’t stop pouring in.
Her assistant, Kiersten on Betty White’s Facebook page, posted her picture and according to Kiersten, that’s her best picture.
She “died peacefully in her sleep at her home,” her close friend and agent Jeff Witjas told People.
“Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” Witjas told People in a statement. “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.”
The legendary actress was born in Oak Park, Illinois on January 17, 1922, and has managed to live her life to the fullest.
As a child white always wanted to be a forest ranger or a writer but her dreams changed after she got into high school.
Her childhood dream came true in 2010 after she received the title of a forest ranger during a ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
Betty White said at the time, “In my heart, I’ve been a forest ranger all my life, but now I’m official.”
“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 found her true passion in acting after graduating from high school and went to be a huge success in Hollywood.
White told The Hollywood Reporter. “I was one of the first women producers in Hollywood.”
Speaking about Betty’s love life, none of her two marriages worked as they ended in divorce.
In the game show password in the 1960s, Betty met Allen on the show as he was the host and they connected immediately.
They started dating after a while and when Allen proposed, Betty turned him down as she didn’t want to relocate to New York.
Allen didn’t give up either until she finally said yes and they got married in 1963. 18 years after their marriage, Allen died because of stomach cancer and white didn’t consider remarrying again.
“Once you’ve had the best, who needs the rest?” said Betty when asked why she can’t remarry.
Betty White sadly kicked the bucket a few weeks to her 100th birthday.
Her assistant, Kiersten has taken to her official Facebook page to share one of the captured moments of the legendary actress.
Kiersten wrote, “Hello Everyone! It’s Kiersten. Betty’s Assistant. On this special day, I wanted to share this photo of Betty. It was taken on 12/20/21.”
“I believe it’s one of the last photos of her. She was radiant and beautiful and as happy as ever. Thanks to all of you who are doing kind things today and every day to make the world a better place.”
May her soul rest in peace.