Legendary actress Betty White has died at the age of 99 it has been announced.
The Golden Girls icon passed away weeks before her 100th birthday on January 17th.
In a final tweet before her death, Betty said: “My 100th birthday… I cannot believe it is coming up.”
— Betty White (@BettyMWhite) December 28, 2021
Tributes have been pouring in for White.
Our national treasure, Betty White, has passed just before her 100th birthday. Our Sue Ann Nivens, our beloved Rose Nylund, has joined the heavens to delight the stars with her inimitable style, humor, and charm. A great loss to us all. We shall miss her dearly.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 31, 2021
This clip of Betty White with Ryan Reynolds lives rent free in my head. pic.twitter.com/82SpPWH3Nq
— Ahmed Ali (@MrAhmednurAli) December 31, 2021
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White’s agent, Jeff Witjas, has now confirmed to PEOPLE that the icon ‘died peacefully in her sleep at her home’ of natural causes, just three weeks before what would have been a landmark 100th birthday.