Betty White passed away on December 31st at the age of 99.
Now, her agent and close friend, Jeff Witjas, is clearing up rumors surrounding her death. He confirmed to the Associated Press that White did not receive a booster shot on December 28th, as social media users falsely claimed, and she died of natural causes.
Vicki Lawrence, an actress who worked with White on “Mama’s Family,” exclusively revealed her final word to Page Six. Lawrence states that she texted co-star and friend Carol Burnett as soon as she heard the tragic news saying, ‘This just sucks. I hate this. It’s just horrible to see the people you love so much go away.”
Carol wrote back saying, “I spoke to Betty’s assistant, who was with her when she passed, and she said the very last word out of her mouth was ‘Allen.’” Lawrence continued, “How sweet is that? I said, ‘That is so sweet. God, I hope that’s true. For all of us, I really hope it’s true, a lovely thought.’”
Betty began her acting career in 1939 but one of her most famous roles was playing Rose Nylund in The Golden Girls, which ran from 1985 to 1992.
The legendary actress shared her talents on-screen with multiple productions including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Love Boat, The Bold and the Beautiful, Date with the Angels, Life with Elizabeth, and her own show, The Betty White Show and many more that are included in her eight-decade long career.
The treasured American icon has numerous accolades to her name including multiple Emmys, Screen Actors Guild Awards, American Comedy Awards, and a Grammy for her spoken word album If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t).
In 2018, at the 70th Emmy Awards, they honored the comedy icon for her trailblazing career, and prior to her death, she had the longest-running career for any woman in TV.
Her passing was just weeks before her milestone 100th birthday on January 17.