Betty White has died, according to reports from TMZ and People. She was 99 years old.
On January 17, White, who was born in 1922, would have celebrated his 100th birthday.
White died at her residence on Friday morning, according to law enforcement.
A new coffee table book commemorating White’s life and career was recently released, just as she was approaching the century-year anniversary of her birth.
The book, written by a veteran entertainment journalist, tells the story of White’s early years in Hollywood, which included hosting a variety-talk show. The book, written by Ray Richmond and titled “Betty White: 100 Remarkable Moments in an Extraordinary Life,” includes interviews with Carol Burnett and Candice Bergen, among others. Ray Richmond is the author of the book.”
Over the course of more than half a century, her witty style gave life to a cast of eccentric characters.
There were several of them, including the eccentric Rose Nylund in “The Golden Girls” and the outspoken caretaker on “Hot In Cleveland.” She also appeared in the 2009 comedy “The Proposal” and the horror spoof “Lake Placid,” both of which garnered positive reviews.
In 2011, she was invited to host “Saturday Night Live” due to popular demand.
White’s character Sue Ann Nivens on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” was once described as “icky-sweet,” but she was also “really a piranha type,” according to White. She was nominated for two Emmys for her performance in that role.
A theatrical event that takes place across the country “Betty White: 100 Years Young — A Birthday Celebration” was scheduled for Jan. 17, which would have been her 100th birthday, but she passed away before it could take place.
The one-day-only film event will feature appearances by Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, and Morgan Freeman, all of whom will pay tribute to the actress’s most memorable moments throughout her career.