Golden Girl’s star and “national treasure” Betty White died three weeks short of her 100th birthday as a result of “natural causes,” her agent told Page Six on Monday, January 3.
In his statement, White’s agent and close friend, Jeff Witjas said the actress “died peacefully in her sleep at her home,” shutting down rumours claiming White’s death was related to getting the Covid-19 booster shot.
“She died of natural causes…Her death should not be politicised-that is not the life she lived,” he told the magazine.
News of the 99-year-old’s death on December 31 broke after LAPD officers received a call at 9.30 am at her home in Brentwood, California.
Witjas later expressed how he thought “even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever.”
“… 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.”
According to White’s Mama’s Family co-star, Vicki Lawrence, White’s assistant, who as with her when she passed, says the actress called out her late husband Allen’s name moment before she died.
The Emmy-winning pioneer spent over 80 years gracing TV screens across the world.
Best known for her portrayal of Sue Ann Nivens in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Rose Nyland in the 1980s hit sitcom The Golden Girls, White was an award winner and a star who pushed the norms of Hollywood.