The great Betty White is reportedly dead.
TMZ broke the news on Friday morning that the “Golden Girls” actress had passed away.
Her passing comes just weeks before she was set to celebrate her 100th birthday on January 17.
Rest In Peace, Betty White
It is truly a sad, sad day for Hollywood and the world.
Law enforcement sources revealed to the outlet she passed away at her home on the morning of December 31.
The sudden and tragic news comes after Betty announced she’d be holding a worldwide celebration in honor of her centennial birthday.
Betty planned a special movie event called, “Betty White: 100 Years Young-A Birthday Celebration.”
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The movie will look back on the last 100 years of her life.
Betty Was Set To Celebrate Her 100th Birthday
More specifically, Just Jared reported, “The movie follows Betty in her day-to-day life, a look at her life on sets, working with her office staff, entertaining at home, acting as an animal advocate and, of course, bringing viewers along to her actual birthday party.”
The movie will also include clips from some of her most memorable roles, including her hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live,” her role as Rose Nylund on “The Golden Girls” and her Super Bowl commercial.
“Betty White: 100 Years Young-A Birthday Celebration,” will also honor her accomplishment of becoming the first woman to produce a national TV show, as well as the first woman to receive an Emmy nomination.
Betty created and produced the television comedy titled “Life with Elizabeth” in 1951. The show was a live-production on KCOP-TV.
“Life with Elizabeth” earned Betty an Emmy nomination in 1952.
Betty’s birthday movie is filled to the gills with celebrity appearances.
Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Leno, Carol Burnett, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, Valerie Bertinelli, James Corden, and Jennifer Love Hewitt will all make appearances.
A Legend Has Passed
The Blast also reported on Betty’s feelings towards turning 100-years-old.
She made People Magazine’s cover this week, and was so excited to turn 100 on January 17th, 2022.
Betty told the outlet, “I always find the positive. I got it from my mom, and that never changed.”
The late actress, host, and comedian said she felt lucky to be in good health and felt so good at her age, calling it “amazing.”
When asked about her diet, in true fashion she cracked a joke.
“I try to avoid anything green. I think it’s working,” Betty told People.
Betty’s Non-Green Diet Kept Her Going For 99 Years!
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In addition to her 100th birthday, the first-ever “Golden-Con” is set to take place in Chicago, IL in the new year.
“Golden-Con” is a ‘Golden Girl’ convention that will allow fans to relish in all of its glory.
The 2022 convention is set to go down April 22 through April 24.
Rest in peace, Betty White. You will be so deeply missed.