The beloved comedian and actress, Betty White, who died on New Year’s Eve, suffered a stroke six days before she passed.
The TV Legend’s “immediate cause” of death was listed as a “cerebrovascular accident,” a medical term for a stroke, per her death certificate, which was obtained by TMZ.
The certificate notes that White suffered the stroke six days before her death. No underlying causes or conditions were listed. Remember folks, the dear lady was 99 years old.
“I was told that Betty passed in her sleep peacefully without pain,” the late star’s agent and close friend Jeff Witjas said on Monday. “To me, that is the most important thing and brings me comfort as her dear friend.”
The document also verified that she was found dead in her Los Angeles home, that her death was not reported to a coroner and that there was no autopsy or biopsy performed as of January 7, 2021.
Witjas had previously confirmed that his client and dear friend died of “natural causes.”
“I truly never thought she was going to pass away,” Witjas told The Associated Press. “She meant the world to me as a friend. She was the most positive person I’ve ever known.”
“I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much,” he said. “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.”
Witjas made a statement to People magazine where he said, “Betty died peacefully in her sleep at her home. People are saying her death was related to getting a booster shot three days earlier, but that is not true.”
“She died of natural causes. Her death should not be politicized — that is not the life she lived,” Witjas said. Amen.
People noted that a fake quote was posted on social media about White’s death. According to the outlet, White never said, “Eat healthy and get all your vaccines. I just got boosted today” or anything at all about vaccines. If you ever followed White’s career, you would know she would never have done that. She wasn’t political at all, just a great comedian and actress who was loved by all.
Witjas also confirmed that White had not received a booster shot on December 28.
When she was just 17-years-old, back in 1939, White was on an experimental TV broadcast. Television made its public debut at the New York World’s Fair in the same year.
Among a number of things, White credited her happiness with having a positive attitude in life.
“Enjoy life,” the actress told Parade. “Accentuate the positive, not the negative. It sounds so trite, but a lot of people will pick out something to complain about, rather than say, ‘Hey, that was great!’ It’s not hard to find great stuff if you look.”