Betty White passed away at her home on New Year’s eve, shortly before 9.30 am, at the ripe old age of 99 – the beloved actress and comedian was just weeks away from her 100th birthday.
Betty White passed away from natural causes
Veteran actress Betty White passed away from natural causes on December 31 at her home – she didn’t have any sudden illnesses not was she battling any physical ailments at the time. White was extra cautious during the pandemic and had spent most of her time at home.
White was 99-years-old at the time of her passing and would have turned 100-years-old on 17 January – she was a mere 2 weeks away from her 100th birthday.
Captured America’s heart
Betty White’s career started in 1939 and spanned across eight decades, she had the longest-running career for any woman in television prior to her passing and is best remembered and loved for her unforgettable role in The Golden Girls, which went on to run from 1985 to 1992.
White also had a career in radio in the 1940s and she also started working on a television variety show Hollywood on Television in 1949 where she later became the show’s co-host. The actress then went on to star in many television shows and her breakout role in comedy came in 1973 when she portrayed Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which ran until 1977.
She later got her starring role in The Betty White Show.
Throughout her long-running career, Betty White won 5 Primetime Emmy Awards, including two for her work on Mary Tyler Moor, one for Golden Girls and one for her appearance on SNL in 1975. She has also won Screen Actors Guild Awards, American Comedy Awards and even went on to win a Grammy in 2012.
Rest in peace, Betty White…