Betty White passed away at 99

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Betty’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is attracting attention… and visitors are leaving candles, flowers, stuffed animals, and other mementos. The construction of a makeshift memorial outside Betty’s house has begun. She had no sudden illness, nor was she suffering from any specific ailment. She is thought to have died as a result of natural causes.

As is customary, emergency responders, including police, arrived at her home on Friday morning. Betty, as we predicted back in 2020, rarely left her house once the COVID-19 pandemic began. Betty White, a beloved actress, comedian, and American icon, has died, just weeks before her 90th birthday. Betty died at her home shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Friday. Betty, a media trailblazer, and pioneer had the longest-running career for any woman in TV prior to her death, starring in multiple shows over the past eight decades, beginning in 1939.

Betty is best known for her role as Rose Nylund in “The Golden Girls,” which aired from 1985 to 1992. She’d been in a TON of other big hits in her life, though. Betty got her start in radio in the ’40s, making appearances on “Blondie,” “The Great Gildersleeve,” and “This is Your FBI.” She eventually got her own radio program. In 1949, she began working on a TV variety show with Al Jarvis called “Hollywood on Television” — which she later co-hosted — before breaking out into more TV roles. Her breakout comedic role came in 1973 when she played Sue Ann Nivens on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” … which ran until 1977, and then she got her starring role in “The Betty White Show.”