Betty White died of a stroke she suffered six days earlier

Betty White died of a stroke she had six days before her death on Dec.31 at the age of 99, according to her death certificate.

Beloved ‘Golden Girls’ and ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Actor Has Passed Away at his home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles following a stroke on Dec. 25, the medical term for stroke, according to the LA County death certificate obtained Monday by the Associated Press.

The cause was provided by White’s doctor, which is typical in such cases.

She was cremated and her remains were handed over to Glenn Kaplan, the man in charge of White’s advanced healthcare directive on Friday.

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Betty White accepts TV’s Favorite Icon Award at the People’s Choice Awards at Nokia Theater LA Live in Los Angeles, January 7, 2015 Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP

Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP


Jeff Witjas, agent and longtime friend of White, who first confirmed her death to the AP, said she remained near her Los Angeles home during the pandemic.

The document lists Betty Marion Ludden’s legal name White. She took the surname of her husband Allen Ludden, with whom she was married from 1963 until his death in 1981.

The information on the death certificate was first reported by TMZ.

White, whose comedic chops and ready-to-do charm have made her a mainstay of television for over 60 years that has been celebrated by generations of fans, died less than three weeks before her 100th birthday.

President Joe Biden, Mel Brooks and many other celebrities and prominent leaders paid tribute to him after his death.

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