Betty White died of a stroke that she had six days before her death on Dec. 31 at age 99, according to her death certificate.
White passed away at the age of 99 after suffering a stroke on Christmas Day
His death was announced on December 31.
He would have turned 100 on January 17
The beloved “Golden Girls” and “Mary Tyler Moore Show” actress died at her home in Los Angeles as a result of a stroke on Dec. 25, the medical term for a stroke, according to the Los Angeles County death certificate. Angeles obtained Monday by The Associated. Press.
The cause was provided by White’s doctor, as is usual in these cases.
She was cremated and her remains were turned over Friday to Glenn Kaplan, the man in charge of White’s advance healthcare directive.
Jeff Witjas, White’s longtime agent and friend, who was the first to confirm his death to the AP, said he had stayed near his home in Los Angeles during the pandemic.
The document lists White’s legal name from Betty Marion Ludden. She took the surname of her husband Allen Ludden, to whom she was married from 1963 until his death in 1981.
The star was just weeks away from her 100th birthday; was scheduled to celebrate on January 17.
A 60-year career
After decades on television since the early 1950s, White’s stardom exploded again in 2010.
In a Super Bowl commercial as part of Snickers’ “It’s Not You When You’re Hungry” ad campaign, which premiered during that year’s broadcast, she posed as an exhausted man who is approached during a soccer game.
“Mike, you’re playing Betty White,” one of his friends scoffed after White was crushed to the ground and covered in mud. She replied, “That’s not what your girlfriend said!”
The instantly viral video helped spark a successful Facebook campaign for his host Saturday Night Live and the highly-watched episode earned him a seventh Emmy.
“Don’t try to be young,” he told the AP.
President Joe Biden, Mel Brooks, Ryan Reynolds, and many other prominent celebrities and leaders paid tribute to him after his death.