Less than three weeks before turning 100, Betty White breathed her last. Her agent and close friend, Jegg Witjas, revealed that she died due to natural causes. In a statement to People, he added that she had a peaceful death; White passed away in her sleep at home. 

Wijtas dismissed a debunked report stating that on December 28, the actress had gotten a booster shot against COVID-19. “People are saying her death was related to getting a booster shot three days earlier, but that is not true,” he maintained. Wijtas asserted that White died of natural causes. So, politicizing her death is wrong as “that is not the life she lived.” 

In a recent interview with Page Six, Vicki Lawrence, White’s co-star on “Mama’s Family,” shared that moments before she died, the cultural icon called out late husband Allen Ludden’s name. White’s assistant had informed actress Carol Burnett that “Allen” was the very last word she uttered. 

Lawrence, 72, stated that she texted Burnett saying, “This just sucks. I hate this. It’s just horrible to see the people you love so much go away.” 

White remained one of Hollywood’s most prominent figures for over eight decades. Her character in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Golden Girls” made her a household name. 

On December 31, the 99-year-old’s death made headlines after LAPD officers visited her home in Brentwood, California. Witjas confirmed white’s death on New Year’s Eve. “Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” he told People.

Witjas also revealed that White didn’t fear death because she longed to be with her late husband, Allen Ludden. She believed that they would be finally reunited. “I will miss her terribly, and so will the animal world that she loved so much,” he said.