Legendary Actress Betty White Dead at 99

  

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Via:  sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom  •  4 weeks ago  •  37 comments

By:   Jess Cohen

Legendary Actress Betty White Dead at 99
"Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever," her agent Jeff Witjas confirmed to People.

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The legendary actress, who delighted fans as Rose Nylund on   The Golden Girls , passed away at her home in Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 31.

"Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever," her agent   Jeff Witjas   confirmed to   People . "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."

While authorities could not confirm her identity at this time, LAPD told E! News they responded to a death investigation at 9:30 a.m. on Friday morning. "We're currently there at scene and there is no foul play," authorities said. "It seems like just a natural death investigation."

Betty White's Best Roles

Earlier this year, on Jan. 17, White took to her   Instagram   story to celebrate her 99th birthday. "Would you believe it?! she wrote. "It's my 99th birthday which means I can stay up as late as I want without asking." Alongside her message, White shared a video clips from her "long-lost series"   The Pet Set .

"I am just so proud of the "Pet Set,'" she continued. "I hope everyone is well and staying safe. We will get through this."

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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    4 weeks ago

So sad, I am.

 
 
 
Freewill
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1.1  Freewill  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    4 weeks ago
So sad, I am.

Me too!

 
 
 
MrFrost
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1.2  MrFrost  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    4 weeks ago
So sad, I am.

Awesome she was. 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1.2.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  MrFrost @1.2    4 weeks ago
Awesome she was. 

Agree, I do.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.3  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1    4 weeks ago

so sorry to see the passing of such a legendary television icon from the golden age of TV. her role as sue ann nivens on the mary tyler moore show was my favorite segment of her decades of work in television. RIP Betty.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1.3.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  devangelical @1.3    4 weeks ago
her role as sue ann nivens on the mary tyler moore show was my favorite segment of her decades of work in television.

Sue Ann brought naughty gals into prime time, and I loved her to pieces.  However, her character on Golden Girls was my favorite.  Even as Rose Nylund, she still showed a bit of naughty on occasion.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.3.2  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1.3.1    4 weeks ago

I've heard of that series, but I skipped a couple decades of watching much TV.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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1.3.3  sandy-2021492  replied to  devangelical @1.3.2    4 weeks ago

The Golden Girls?  It was great.  We snotty Gen Xers thought we were too cool to watch it when it first aired.  And then we hit our 40s and found out those gals were way cooler and funnier than we'd ever thought about being.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1.3.4  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  devangelical @1.3.2    3 weeks ago
I've heard of that series, but I skipped a couple decades of watching much TV.

One of my F/A friends was getting married on the same evening that the Golden Girls series finale was being broadcast.  I went to the ceremony and the beginning of the reception, but I will admit to making up a story so I could leave early without hurting the bride's feelings.  She looked me in the face and said, "You're going home to watch the Golden Girls finale, aren't you?"  I had to fess up at that point.  Thank God she laughed.  

I found out later that I wasn't the only one who cut out early for the same reason.  That's how good the show was/still is.  Now that I think about it, my all-time favorite insult came from Rose:  Gerkonanakin. 

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.3.5  devangelical  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1.3.4    3 weeks ago

.......uh, huh? what? sorry, I didn't make it past the wedding reception full of drunk F/A's part.

 
 
 
Thomas
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2  Thomas    4 weeks ago

Awwwww, nuts. 

Peace be with you, Betty.

 
 
 
Split Personality
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3  Split Personality    4 weeks ago

Now there will be a curse on prematurely celebrating your 100th birthday on the cover of People magazine.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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3.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Split Personality @3    4 weeks ago

She'd be the first one to say she had earned the right to claim it, even if she was just 18 days short!

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Hal A. Lujah
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3.1.1  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @3.1    4 weeks ago

I suspect foul play.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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3.1.2  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3.1.1    3 weeks ago
I suspect foul play.

Ha!

 
 
 
MrFrost
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4  MrFrost    4 weeks ago

99 years is a good long life, RIP Betty White. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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5  sandy-2021492    4 weeks ago

RIP, Miss Betty.  We should all live as well as you have.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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5.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  sandy-2021492 @5    4 weeks ago

We should all live as well as you have.

Had her wits/humor/charm/talent/beauty about her right up until the end.  Hells bells, she still has her wits/humor/charm/talent and of course beauty, about her this very minute.

 
 
 
Kavika
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6  Kavika     4 weeks ago

RIP Betty, you were classic.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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6.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Kavika @6    4 weeks ago
RIP Betty, you were classic.

Classic and full of sass.  

 
 
 
Split Personality
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6.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @6.1    4 weeks ago

"never eat anything green" !

 
 
 
shona1
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7  shona1    4 weeks ago

Morning..

A lovely lady that showed warmth and humility through her life..

Truly a Golden Girl....

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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7.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  shona1 @7    4 weeks ago
Truly a Golden Girl....

Agreed. 

And along that same line of thought...I still watch GG re-runs even though I've seen them all a million times.

 
 
 
reneedurkee
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8  reneedurkee    4 weeks ago

I'm goin' to miss you Ol' girl....you were a real PIP! I believe you and Alan are dancing right now!!

 
 
 
Kathleen
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9  Kathleen    4 weeks ago

What a wonderful lady...

She will be truly missed!

Thank you for all the joy you gave us Betty jrSmiley_93_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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10  Paula Bartholomew    4 weeks ago

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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10.1  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @10    4 weeks ago
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's exactly what I said when I read the news.  

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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11  Greg Jones    4 weeks ago

A life well lived...loved her class and her sass...a true lady

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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12  Raven Wing    4 weeks ago

R.I.P. Betty White. You did good, and never missed a beat.jrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gifjrSmiley_12_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Tacos!
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13  Tacos!    4 weeks ago

We will all miss her, but her life was a gift to everyone, and that will endure long after her passing.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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14  al Jizzerror    4 weeks ago

Years ago, David Letterman asked Betty how she stayed in such great shape.

Betty said, "Well, David, I live in a two story house and I have a terrible memory."

Here's my favorite Betty White meme:

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RIP Betty White.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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14.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  al Jizzerror @14    4 weeks ago

Al, I believe that you in particular would appreciate Betty's wicked sense of humor in this sketch:

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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14.1.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  sandy-2021492 @14.1    4 weeks ago

Thanx, sandy!

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al Jizzerror
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14.1.2  al Jizzerror  replied to  sandy-2021492 @14.1    4 weeks ago
Al, I believe that you in particular would appreciate Betty's wicked sense of humor

Thank you for being a friend.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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14.1.3  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  sandy-2021492 @14.1    3 weeks ago

Too funny!  "What are you waiting for stupid?  Eat it!"

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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14.2  seeder  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  al Jizzerror @14    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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15  Perrie Halpern R.A.    3 weeks ago

I was so bummed to hear about this. She was one funny lady! 

 
 

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