Legendary Actress and Humanitarian Betty White Passes Away at 99, Just Days Before She Turns 100!
Everybody's favorite, and last remaining, Golden Girl, actress Betty White, has reportedly passed away. White, 99, had one of the longest acting careers in Hollywood beginning in the late 1930s. She starred on Life with Elizabeth in the 1950s and maintained her popularity as a TV personality through appearances on talk, game and variety shows. Following a lengthy run on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s, White co-starred in another popular sitcom the following decade with the launch of The Golden Girls. Her success carrying into her 80s and then her 90s, White joined the cast of Hot in Cleveland in 2010 and that year also became the oldest host of Saturday Night Live, after a Facebook-fueled effort to get her on the show.
This skit was a true fan-favorite!
A source close to Betty tells TMZ ... she didn't have any sudden illness, nor was she battling any particular ailment. We're told she's believed to have died from natural causes.
White was set to have a star-studded 100th Birthday Celebration on January 17, 2022 that, according to reports, is still going to be televised.
Thank you for being a friend. The world was a better place because of you Betty White.
"You better realize how good life is while it's happening," she said. "Because before you know it, it will all be gone.", Betty White, 1999