We actually kind of thought she would live forever. She’s just always been around, you know?

But TMZ is reporting that acting legend and bona fide American sweetheart Betty White has died, just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday.

This one hurts.

It really hurts.


Dang it, 2021.

We’re sending prayers and thoughts of comfort to her loved ones.

She was a hell of a lady.

May she rest in peace.



Betty White’s agent Jeff Witjas has confirmed her death:

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“Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” her agent and close friend Jeff Witjas tells PEOPLE in a statement on Friday. “I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much. 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.”

White was gearing up to celebrate her 100th birthday on Jan. 17. Ahead of her centennial year, in January, White opened up to PEOPLE about how she was feeling about turning 100 years old.

“I’m so lucky to be in such good health and feel so good at this age,” said the veteran actress. “It’s amazing.”