Widely beloved and acclaimed actress Betty White has passed away at age 99 on New Year’s Eve, just 17 days shy of her 100th birthday. Sources close to White state that the cause of death was not due to an illness or any ailments, and is believed to be natural causes.
In her early career, White had secured lots of recurring appearances on several game shows and talk shows in the 1950s and ‘60s. Her breakout performance came with The Mary Tyler Moore Show, for which she earned several Emmy awards. Throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s she earned numerous roles and accolades; becoming the first woman to win the Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Game Show Host. One of her biggest breakout performances came in 1985 when she landed a principal role on The Golden Girls.
Throughout her life and career, White continued to make admirable appearances in both television and film, cementing her spot on screens both big and small, as well as her spot in the hearts of many. Tributes pour in from fans and celebrities alike, celebrating the life she led with kindness and grace and her excellent body of work, which will be treasured for decades to come.
She won Emmys in five different decades, and was also a World War II veteran as part of the American Women’s Voluntary Services.