The pioneer icon passed away at the age of 99 on December 31, and her cause of death has now been revealed.
In heartbreaking news Betty Blanche died at the age of 99 on December 31 and her cause of death has now been revealed. The legendary actress, beloved for her comedic chops and animal rights activism, has died at her home of natural causes, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department, per Us weekly. “It appears to be a natural cause of death without proof of a criminal act,” LAPD told the outlet.
Betty’s agent Jeff Witjas also confirmed his death in a statement. “Even though Betty was about to turn 100, I thought she would live forever,” he said. “I will miss her terribly, just like the animal world she loved so much. I don’t think Betty was ever afraid of dying because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. that she would be with him again.
The icon, who was just three weeks away from turning 100 on Jan. 17, has had the longest television career of all actresses. Although she has an incredible CV for film and television, including roles in Proposal and Boston Legal, she is best known for her roles as Sue Ann Nivens in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and like Rose Nylund in Golden girls. Betty was also recognized for her esteemed career, winning eight Emmy Awards, one Grammy Award, three American Comedy Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
As news of Betty’s death spread, Hollywood began to pay tribute to her. Ellen degeneres was one of the first to take to social media with a special message, tweeting, “What an amazing life. I’m grateful for every second I was able to spend with Betty White. Send love to family, friends and all of us.
President Joe Biden gave a heartfelt message because he was quoted saying, “It’s a shame. She was a lovely lady. … 99 years old. As my mother would say, God loves her. And from one icon to another, William shatner tweeted: “I loved his comedic spirit and endearing charm. She was definitely a sweetheart of the world and a gift to the entertainment world.
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