Betty White’s official cause of death revealed as stroke
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 died at his home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles following a stroke on December 25, the medical term for stroke, according to the LA County death certificate obtained Monday (Jan 10) from 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.
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 all-purpose charm made her a mainstay of television for more than 60 years that was celebrated by generations of fans, died less than three weeks before her 100th birthday.
President Joe Biden, Mel Brooks and many other prominent celebrities and executives paid tribute to him after his death.