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Betty White Passes Away 17 Days Before 100th Birthday

American icon and legend Betty White has passed away just 17 days shy of her 100th birthday.

Upon the announcement, people began flocking to social media to note that she passed away on New Year’s Eve — one last kick in the teeth from a year that has been difficult for many.

TMZ reports that White passed away at her home just before 9:30 AM Friday, according to law enforcement sources.

White has been gracing movie and television audiences with her presence since 1939, but is perhaps best known for her role as Rose Nylund in “The Golden Girls,” which aired from 1985 to 1992.

TMZ’s report noted that White has 115 acting credits to her name, including productions like “Life with Elizabeth,” “Date with the Angels,” “The Love Boat,” “Mama’s Family,” “The Golden Palace,” “Ladies Man,” “That ’70s Show,” “Higglytown Heroes,” “Boston Legal,” “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “Pound Puppies,” “Hot in Cleveland,” and many, many, many other shows and films.

White has been honored with 5 Primetime Emmy Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, American Comedy Awards and a Grammy.

The beloved actress was gearing up to celebrate her 100th birthday on January 17.

People Magazine recently shot a cover story with White to celebrate the milestone.

A documentary celebrating the big birthday was also set to premiere on the 17th.

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6 responses to “Betty White Passes Away 17 Days Before 100th Birthday”

  1. JoeSC says:

    Inline replies aren’t working, but damn right Fishbiskit.

  2. Fishbiskit says:

    Betty White lived through 24 leap years. She legit made it to 100 due to the 24 extra days. Period; Full stop. Fuck 2021

  3. latpack says:

    Wish these articles would explain how and why she passed away. With respect to a legend, did she get the pointy stick?

  4. TheDarkWall says:

    She was always cool as hell. RIP Betty White

  5. Devilsgun says:

    Shit. If the indominable Betty White has chosen to go to the light at the very end of 2021 that doesn’t bode well for 2022 and beyond. Maybe her clairvoyance said it’s time to bail out before shit gets really nasty

  6. Whatbroke says:

    So much for a light news week. Excellent work getting this article out so fast Cassandra.