- Betty White is dead at the age of 99. The spry actress hoped to see her 100th birthday this January, but sadly, she passed on December 31st, New Year’s Eve 2021.
- Comedic legend Betty White has died at 99 years old.
- The “Golden Girls” star died at her home on New Year’s Eve, according to TMZ.
- White would have turned 100 on January 17.
Actress and comedy legend Betty White has died at the age of 99, TMZ reported.
White would have turned 100 years old on January 17.
“Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” Jeff Witjas, White’s longtime agent and friend, told People magazine of his late friend.
Witjas did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
Over a career spanning more than seven decades, White, known for roles on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Golden Girls,” and “Hot in Cleveland,” won eight Emmy awards and a Grammy for a spoken-word recording of her best-selling book, “If You Ask Me.”
Known for her sharp wit and sometimes unapologetic dirty humor, White was a firecracker and never one to mince words. Often asked what she attributed her long life to, White told Parade that, at 95, she still enjoyed vodka and hot dogs, “probably in that order.“
Though known as a pioneer for women on television, White never aspired to become an actress, let alone a star, at first. The California girl, born outside of Chicago, originally wanted to be a park ranger or a zookeeper.
“Back then, girls were not allowed to become forest rangers,” White told ABC News in 2010.
Read the rest of her fascinating story here.