Iconic Comedian Betty White Passes Away

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Legendary actress, comedian, and TV star Betty White has passed away, multiple outlets confirmed. The iconic celebrity was ninety-nine years old.
“Beloved actress, comedian and American icon Betty White has died, just weeks before a milestone birthday,” TMZ said in a report. “Betty passed away at her home just before 9:30 AM Friday.”
They continued, “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. As we told you back in 2020, Betty rarely left her home once the COVID-19 pandemic began.”
White’s agent Jeff Witjas gave a statement to Deadline giving confirmation of her passing.
“Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” he said. “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.”
Many in the entertainment industry reacted to the star’s passing including collaborators, co-stars, admirers, and friends.
“What a true LEGEND. Thank you, Betty White for shining your golden light on us. Your legacy will carry-on forever!”

“Our national treasure, Betty White, has passed just before her 100th birthday. Our Sue Ann Nivens, our beloved Rose Nylund, has joined the heavens to delight the stars with her inimitable style, humor, and charm. A great loss to us all. We shall miss her dearly.”

“What an exceptional life. I’m grateful for every second I got to spend with Betty White. Sending love to her family, friends and all of us.”

“I was lucky enough to meet Betty White many years ago. Very gracious and amazing lady. Rest In Peace.”

“The world looks different now. She was great at defying expectation. She managed to grow very old and somehow, not old enough. We’ll miss you, Betty. Now you know the secret.”

Betty White (January 17, 1922 – December 31, 2021) starred as Sue Ann Nivens on the CBS sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1973–1977), Rose Nylund on the NBC sitcom The Golden Girls (1985–1992), and Elka Ostrovsky on the TV Land sitcom Hot in Cleveland (2010–2015). She was also featured in numerous films, celebrity events, game shows, and hosted Saturday Night Live in May 2010 after a successful fan campaign.

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