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Betty White's Agent Has Revealed The Actor's Cause Of Death

Stewart Perrie

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Betty White's Agent Has Revealed The Actor's Cause Of Death

Betty White's agent has revealed the legendary actor died from 'natural causes'.

Jeff Witjas issued a statement this week after conspiracy theories started to circulate online about what might have led to the 99-year-old's death.

"Betty died peacefully in her sleep at her home," he said.

"People are saying her death was related to getting a booster shot three days earlier but that is not true. She died of natural causes. Her death should not be politicized - that is not the life she lived."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

People on social media claimed that Betty told her fans to 'eat healthy and get all your vaccines. I just got boosted today'.

However, Jeff has confirmed that Betty hadn't received her booster shot before her death.

The terrible news that the actor had died came through around New Year's Eve.

Betty was preparing to turn 100 on January 17 and had a big birthday celebration planned.

Jeff told the world: "Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever.

"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."

Even though she may not be on this Earth any more, one part of her 100th birthday party is still planning on going ahead.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

A tribute film titled Betty White: 100 Years Young - A Birthday Celebration will still play in movie theatres for one night only.

Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein, who are the event's producers, told The NY Post that the film will premiere next month.

They said: "Our hearts mourn today with the passing of Betty White.

"During the many years we worked with her, we developed a great love and admiration for Betty as a person, and as an accomplished entertainer.

"We are thankful for the many decades of delight she brought to everyone. Betty always said she was the 'luckiest broad on two feet' to have had a career as long as she did.

"And honestly, we were the lucky ones to have had her for so long.

"We will go forward with our plans to show the film on Jan. 17 in hopes our film will provide a way for all who loved her to celebrate her life - and experience what made her such a national treasure."

The guest list is set to include Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Leno, Carol Burnett, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, Valerie Bertinelli, James Corden, Wendie Malick and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

Featured Image Credit: Michael Germana/Everett Collection

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity

Stewart Perrie
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