When Betty White died on December 31, it was of natural causes, TMZ has reported. A source told the outlet that White “didn’t have any sudden illness, nor was she battling any particular ailment.” TMZ added that they were told she was “believed to have died from natural causes.” White, who would have turned 100 on January 17, had been cautious since the COVID-19 pandemic, choosing to stay mostly isolated for her own safety. TMZ reported in early 2020 that sources claimed the actor was mostly staying indoors at her Los Angeles home.
The “Golden Girls” actor never seemed to lose her positivity, though, even during COVID-19 and getting older. She worked well into her 90s and told People in January 2021 that “having a sense of humor” has been her trick for her fruitful life. She added, “Just looking at the positive side and not dwelling on the downside. … Takes up too much energy being negative. Also having a good agent who keeps me busy all the time.”
White will certainly be missed.