Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99

Betty White, TV’s Golden Girl, dies at 99

Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, whether as a man-crazy TV hostess on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” or the loopy housemate on “The Golden Girls,” has died. She was 99. White’s death was confirmed Friday by Jeff Witjas, her longtime agent and friend.

She would have turned 100 on Jan. 17. “I truly never thought she was going to pass away,” Witjas told The Associated Press. “She meant the world to me as a friend. She was the most positive person I’ve ever known.” Witjas said White had been staying close to her Los Angeles home during the pandemic out of caution but had no diagnosed illness. It was unclear if she died Thursday night or Friday, he said. Her death brought tributes from celebrities and politicians alike.

Source: AP News