LOS ANGELES – Betty White died of a stroke six days before her death on December 31, aged 99, according to her death certificate.
Beloved “Golden Girls” and “Mary Tyler Moore Show” actress died of a stroke at her home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles on December 25th, the medical term for stroke, according to the LA County’s death certificate Monday from The Associated Press.
As is customary in such cases, the cause was given by White’s doctor.
She was cremated and her remains were handed over Friday to Glenn Kaplan, the man in charge of White’s extended health guidelines.
Jeff Witjas, White’s longtime agent and friend who first confirmed her death to the AP, said she stayed near her Los Angeles home during the pandemic.
The document lists White’s legal name of Betty Marion Ludden. She took the surname of her husband Allen Ludden, with whom she was married from 1963 until his death in 1981.
The information from the death certificate was first reported by TMZ.
White, whose comic bites and her for-all charm made her a television mainstay for over 60 years and celebrated by generations of fans, died less than three weeks before her 100th birthday.
United States President Joe Biden, Mel Brooks, and many other celebrities and celebrities paid tribute to her after her death.