According to her death certificate, Betty White died of a stroke six days before her death on Dec. 31 at the age of 99.
According to the LA County death certificate acquired Monday by The Associated Press, the beloved “Golden Girls” and “Mary Tyler Moore Show” performer died at her home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles on December 25 as the consequence of a cerebrovascular accident, the medical term for a stroke.
As is customary in such circumstances, White’s doctor supplied the cause.
Her remains were transferred to Glenn Kaplan, the man in charge of White’s advanced health care directive, on Friday after she was cremated.
White had been remaining close to her Los Angeles home during the epidemic, according to Jeff Witjas, her longtime agent and friend, who initially verified her death to the Associated Press.
Betty Marion Ludden is White’s legal name, according to the paperwork. She adopted the surname of her late husband, Allen Ludden, with whom she was married from 1963 until 1981.
TMZ was the first to report on the facts from the death certificate.
White died less than three weeks before her 100th birthday, despite the fact that her comedic abilities and up-for-anything personality made her a television regular for more than 60 years and a favorite of many generations of admirers.
Following her passing, President Joe Biden, Mel Brooks, and a slew of other celebrities and politicians paid homage to her.