After revealing Betty White’s cause of death, her agent has been forced to clarify rumors surrounding her passing. As Mamas Uncut previously reported, Betty White passed away during the early morning hours of December 31 peacefully in her sleep.
White was 99 years old at the time of her death. She was just days away from celebrating her 100th birthday.
However, after her agent, Jeff Witjas, confirmed that the beloved actress died “peacefully in her sleep at her home early [Friday] morning,” he has since been forced to issue an additional statement regarding her cause of death.
While talking to the Associated Press, Witjas address the completely unfounded rumors that Betty White passed away due to a COVID-19 booster-related illness. According to the AP, on December 28, social media users falsely claimed that White admitted to getting her booster.
Betty White’s Agent Forced to Make Additional Cause of Death Statement After Completely False Rumors About Her Death Swirl
“Eat healthy and get all your vaccines,” the faked statement read. “I just got boosted today.”
However, as Witjas explained to the AP, White did not receive her booster on December 28. “Betty never said this,” Witjas stated.
“Betty died peacefully in her sleep at her home. People are saying her death was related to getting a booster shot three days earlier but that is not true. She died of natural causes. Her death should not be politicized — that is not the life she lived.”
As the AP reported, the faked quote was a doctored version from her last interview with People where White said she was “so lucky to be in such good health and feel so good at this age. It’s amazing.”
During that interview, Betty White also joked about her secret to a long a fulfilling life which included being a “cockeyed optimist,” avoiding “anything green,” and always celebrating with a vodka on the rocks with a lemon peel and a hot dog on the side! White sure knew how to live a beautiful life.
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