I NEVER like to see a celebrity name trending online.
Especially an old one.
Because it might be good news that they’re trending for something awesome, but more likely it’s the very sad news like we just got today.
An American icon is dead at age 99, just shy of the century milestone.
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Betty White was loved by millions:
Betty White has died at age 99. https://t.co/vbkrBwyj9U
— TMZ (@TMZ) December 31, 2021
— Betty White (@BettyMWhite) December 28, 2021
People are not taking it well online:
Lawdddd they done took Betty White !! pic.twitter.com/aMLTbYUM1w
— noCHRISjusBREEZY (@KickNtheBreeze) December 31, 2021
Noooo way the year ended wit Betty white dying smh no way pic.twitter.com/xXNBaaeiig
— puma (@Puma213) December 31, 2021
This is well said:
Live your life in such a way that if you die at 99 it’s still too soon. #BettyWhite
— Susie Meister (@susie_meister) December 31, 2021
She was a true pioneer:
Betty White: First Lady Of Television — and our hearts. Rest in Peace ❤️ pic.twitter.com/AInUQ80HHn
— Netflix (@netflix) December 31, 2021
Here’s more from TMZ:
Beloved actress, comedian and American icon Betty White has died, just weeks before a milestone birthday … TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Betty passed away at her home just before 9:30 AM Friday.
A trailblazer and pioneer in media, Betty had the longest running career for any woman in TV prior to her death — starring in multiple shows over the past 8 decades, starting way back in 1939.
Betty is perhaps most famous for her lead role as Rose Nylund in “The Golden Girls,” which ran from 1985 to 1992. She’d been in TONS of other big hits throughout 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.”
Relive some great moments:
And ignore the co-presenter on this clip: