Betty White, the Emmy-winning TV star who had a remarkable later-career resurgence in films, TV commercials and the hit series ‘The Golden Girls’ and ‘Hot in Cleveland’, has passed away aged 99.
The Los Angeles Police Department responded to a death investigation on the 500 block of N. Carmelina Ave. in Los Angeles at 9.30 a.m. Friday morning, reports variety.com.
White would have celebrated her 100th birthday on January 17. White is believed to have died Thursday night at her Brentwood home.
White’s agent and close friend Jeff Witjas confirmed her death. “Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” Witjas said in a statement.
“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.”