(AFP) – Actress Betty White, American television icon and star of the series “Les Craquantes”, died a few days before her 100th birthday, US media reported on Friday citing her agent.
“Even though Betty was going to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” her agent Jeff Witjas told People magazine.
“I don’t think she was afraid of dying, because she always wanted to be with her beloved husband Allen Ludden. She thought she would be by his side again,” he said.
Betty White, one of America’s most beloved actresses, has enjoyed multiple accolades during her exceptionally long career.
Multiple Emmy Award-winning, she first appeared on television in 1949.
In “Les Craquantes”, she played the awkward and often naive Rose Nylund, the counterpart to more sophisticated characters played by Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty.
She had lent her voice to a character from “Toy Story 4” in 2019, and had appeared in the series “Love, Glory and Beauty”
Born January 17, 1922 in Chicago, she was one of the first female producers of the series “Life with Elizabeth”, in which she also played, in the 1950s.
“It’s amazing that I’m still in this job, and that you still support me!”, Said the actress at the Emmy Awards in 2018.
Betty White was “a lovely lady,” President Joe Biden said when asked about her death.
“Who didn’t like Betty White?” Responded his wife Jill Biden.
The actress would have turned 100 on January 17. “My 100th birthday … I can’t believe it’s coming,” she tweeted Tuesday, sharing an interview she did on the occasion.