On Friday, December 31, Betty White, the legendary performer and star of movies including The Golden Girls and The Proposal, died at age 99. When contacted by PEOPLE, her agent, Jeff Witjas, verified the tragic news. Betty White is said to have gone away at her home in Los Angeles on Friday morning, about 9:30 AM, according to a report by TMZ. Several LAPD and EMS vehicles were seen outside her house in the hours after her death, raising suspicions among photographers. According to reports, the famed nonagenarian actress chose to stay inside her home to avoid contracting the pandemic that occurred in the previous year. White’s 100th birthday was approaching, and she had enormous plans to commemorate the occasion.
The circumstances surrounding Betty White’s death
According to TMZ, Betty White died of natural causes. However, this has not been confirmed by authorities. The actress, who passed away at the age of 99, had boasted about her “excellent health” to PEOPLE only days before. Betty White remarked, “I’m so happy to be in such wonderful health and feel so well at my age,” in a cover story for the magazine that ran last week. To put it simply, it’s incredible. The late actress and comedian also made a light-hearted reference to her eating habits. She said that I make every effort to steer clear of anything green. My first impression is that it is effective. According to reports, White did not suffer from significant health problems in the years leading up to her death. The actress also did not seem to suffer from serious health conditions.
Betty White’s birthday preparations before death
Betty White had planned a big party for her 100th birthday, but it never happened. On her actual birthday, January 17, 2022, a movie special remembering her life and work was scheduled to debut in select cinemas. Betty White: 100 Years Young, a film celebrating the Illinois native’s birthday, was supposed to include a slew of A-listers. Celebrities including Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and more were among those who attended. Betty White greeted viewers with, “Hello, I’m Betty White,” in a preview clip for the show. That I’ve had this fantasy of a career for as long as I have is beyond my wildest dreams. With White no longer there to make decisions about the film’s distribution, its future is uncertain.
Many well-known people and members of the entertainment business expressed their sadness at White’s untimely death. Ryan Reynolds, her long-time friend and co-star from The Proposal, tweeted the day before her death, “The world seems different today.” Contrary to common belief, she was very capable. She reached advanced age without attaining the ripe old age of maturity. Sorry to see you go, Betty. You have discovered the key. Soon, details on a memorial service for the late legend will be released. Many admirers have recently been dropping flowers and other mementoes at Betty White’s Los Angeles home.