Betty White, veteran American actress and animal welfare advocate, has died at the age of 99, just days to her 100th birthday,
White’s agent and close friend, Jeff Witjas told People in a statement on Friday, “Betty died peacefully in her sleep at her home early this morning.”
The Golden Girls actress who clocks 100 in 17 days, was planning a big birthday event which is to hold in collaboration with People Magazine.
“My 100th birthday. I cannot believe it is coming up, and People Magazine is celebrating with me!” she announced via Twitter on Tuesday.
White was featured on the cover story of People Magazine’s December issue where she talked about her successful career, and clocking 100.
The actress said she felt “so lucky to be in such good health and feel so good at this age.”
An holder of Hollywood Walk of Fame star, Betty is one of the most prolific stars of American Television.