Betty White, the beloved television personality who starred in famous TV shows and movies such as “The Golden Girls,” “Boston Legal” and “Hot in Cleveland” has died at the age of 99. Her agent and close friend, Jeff Witjas, told People Magazine on Friday.
“Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” she said. “I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much. 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.”
Betty White was weeks away from celebrating her 100th birthday on January 17. For the first half of her career – eventually honoured by Guinness World Records as the longest television career by a female entertainer – White was a regular, but not widely noticed, presence on radio and television.
Celebrities and loved ones began to pour out their love for her on social media, sharing sweet memories from their encounter with her.