Why Betty White’s Last Words Before Death at Age 99 Were ‘Sweet’

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An enduring reminiscence. After Betty White handed away of pure causes on (*99*), December 31, her former costar Vicki Lawrence revealed her late buddy’s emotional final phrases.

Lawrence, 72, defined that she acquired in touch together with her buddy Carol Burnett following the information of White’s loss of life.



Betty White and Allen Ludden.
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“I texted Carol and said, ‘This just sucks. I hate this. It’s just horrible to see the people you love so much go away,’” Lawrence informed Page Six on Monday, January 3, noting, “Carol wrote back and said, ‘I know, I know. I spoke to Betty’s assistant, who was with her when she passed, and she said the very last word out of her mouth was ‘Allen.’”

The comic, who labored with White on Mama’s Family from 1983 to 1984, added: “How sweet is that? I said, ‘That is so sweet. God, I hope that’s true. For all of us, I really hope it’s true, a lovely thought.’”

The Golden Girls alum was married to Allen Ludden from 1963 till his loss of life in 1981. Ludden, who handed away at the age of 72 from abdomen most cancers, met White when she appeared as a star visitor on Password in 1961.

The Proposal star beforehand had temporary marriages to U.S. Army pilot Dick Barker and expertise agent Lane Allen. Years after Ludden’s passing, White mirrored on her choice to not marry anybody else, telling CBS News Sunday Morning in June 2012, “When you’ve had the best, who needs the rest? It was special. It was very special. But that doesn’t keep you from having fun with somebody and going out and having dates. And Robert Redford never calls.”

White’s crush Redford, 85, was one of many many individuals who celebrated her life following the information of her loss of life on (*99*), telling E!, “Betty lived life devoted to her craft and her love of animals. She made us all laugh, including me. I had a crush on her too!”

White’s agent and shut buddy, Jeff Witjas, initially confirmed the passing in a press release.

“Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” Witjas informed People. “I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much. I don’t think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. She believed she would be with him again.”

Earlier that month, the Bones alum had opened up about on the point of ring in her a centesimal birthday on January 17, 2022.

“[I’m] amazed,” White informed Entertainment Tonight in an interview printed days earlier than her loss of life. “No, seriously, I’m the luckiest broad on two feet to be as healthy as I am and to feel as good as I do!”

Amid information of White’s passing, producers Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein introduced that they’d be going forward with releasing their documentary movie about her titled Betty White: A Celebration.

“Our hearts mourn today with the passing of Betty White. During the many years we worked with her, we developed a great love and admiration for Betty as a person, and as an accomplished entertainer. We are thankful for the many decades of delight she brought to everyone,” the duo wrote through Facebook. “Betty always said she was the ‘luckiest broad on two feet’ to have had a career as long as she did. And honestly, we were the lucky ones to have had her for so long. We will go forward with our plans to show the film on January 17 in hopes our film will provide a way for all who loved her to celebrate her life and experience what made her such a national treasure.”

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