Betty White, dean of American television, dies at 99

Actress Betty White, who made American viewers laugh for more than seven decades by starring in popular series such as “The Golden Girls”, has died at the age of 99, US media reported this Friday, December 31, citing her agent.

“Even though Betty was about to turn 100 (years old), I believed she would live forever,” agent Jeff Witjas was quoted as saying by People magazine.

While TMZ quoted police sources as saying that he died on Friday at his home. The cause of death has yet to be revealed.

The news unleashed an avalanche of tributes, including US President Joe Biden, who called her a “lovely lady.”

“Ninety-nine years old. As my mother would say, God loves her! ”She told reporters.

White was an early female producer, with the 1950s television comedy “Life With Elizabeth” in which she also starred.

She took on a variety of roles on screen and was quickly recognized by the American audience, with her signature platinum hair and clear blue eyes.

This comedian lived through one of the longest careers in show business history – she began appearing regularly on television in 1949 and her voice was even heard in the movie “Toy Story 4” in 2019.

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