This is a file photo of Betty White. Photograph:( AFP )
White did not have a sudden illness and passed away at her home on Friday, TMZ reported citing her agent
Legendary actress Betty White, popular for her role in sitcoms "The Golden Girls" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," passed away at age 99, just weeks before a milestone birthday.
White did not have a sudden illness and passed away at her home on Friday, TMZ reported citing her agent. The media report also stated that she was not battling any particular ailments.
She had an illustrious career, spanning over eight decades, starting way back in 1939.
"Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever. I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much," said her agent Jeff Witjas as quoted by Deadline.
"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," he added.
Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds responded to the sad demise of Betty White as he said that the "world looks different now".
Taking to his official Twitter handle, Reynolds wrote, "She was great at defying expectation. She managed to grow very old and somehow, not old enough. We'll miss you, Betty. Now you know the secret."
Reynolds and Betty starred in the 2009 movie "The Proposal". The actor even once called White his "ex-girlfriend."
During an interview the People Magazine, Betty jokingly responded to Reynolds funny remark, saying, "I've heard Ryan can't get over his thing for me, but Robert Redford is The One."
Just a couple of days ago, Reynolds tweeted, "I'm absolutely sick of the media exploiting past relationships just to drive clicks."
The world looks different now. She was great at defying expectation. She managed to grow very old and somehow, not old enough. We’ll miss you, Betty. Now you know the secret. pic.twitter.com/uevwerjobS— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 31, 2021