Betty White’s assistant has shared one of the final photos of the Hollywood star before her death to mark her 100th birthday.
The Golden Girls icon died on New Year’s Eve, just a couple of weeks before turning 100.
Sharing a post on Facebook, Betty’s assistant Kiersten wrote: ‘On this special day, I wanted to share this photo of Betty.
‘It was taken on 12/20/21. I believe it’s one of the last photos of her. She was radiant and beautiful and as happy as ever. Thanks to all of you who are doing kind things today and every day to make the world a better place.’
TMZ reported that her cause of death was listed as a cerebrovascular accident, the official term for a stroke.
A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.
The star is thought to have died peacefully in her sleep.
White was best known for starring as Rose in the 1980s sitcom Golden Girls.
She also appeared in hit US sitcoms including Hot In Cleveland, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Betty White Show and Life With Elizabeth during a career spanning more than 80 years.
Many stars paid tribute to White following the news of her passing, including Dolly Parton.
‘While watching the news last night I learned of Betty White’s passing,’ she penned.
‘Betty will live forever not only in this world but the world here after. I will always love her as we all will!’
Ryan Reynolds, who starred with White in the 2009 rom-com The Proposal, has also paid tribute after the pair shared a lengthy friendship and jokey flirtation.
He wrote in an emotional tribute: ‘The world looks different now.
‘She was great at defying expectation. She managed to grow very old and somehow, not old enough.
‘We’ll miss you, Betty. Now you know the secret.’
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