Betty White’s cause of death revealed: Golden Girls star suffered stroke six days before passing away ‘peacefully in her sleep at her home’ at the age of 99
- The star’s cause of death, at age 99, was a result of cerebrovascular accident
- According to her death certificate, obtained by TMZ on Monday, she suffered a stroke six days before dying peacefully in her sleep at her home
- While a stroke interrupts or reduces the supply of blood to the brain, sources told the outlet White was ‘alert and coherent’ following the incident
Just a week after Betty White‘s passing sent shockwaves across Hollywood, her cause of death, at age 99, has been listed as a cerebrovascular accident.
According to her death certificate, obtained by TMZ on Monday, the Golden Girls star suffered a stroke six days before she died peacefully in her sleep at her home.
While a stroke can cause lasting brain damage and long-term disability, sources told the outlet that White was ‘alert and coherent’ following the incident.
Devastating: Just over a week after Betty White’s passing sent shockwaves across Hollywood, her cause of death, at age 99, has been listed as a cerebrovascular accident
White made her name on The Mary Tyler Moore Show as Sue Ann Nivens and cemented her star status with TV’s The Golden Girls and Hot In Cleveland.
Her death was confirmed by her longtime agent Jeff Witjas, who told The Associated Press that she had passed away at her home in Los Angeles. He added that she had not been suffering from any diagnosed illness.
‘I truly never thought she was going to pass away,’ Witjas said. ‘She meant the world to me as a friend. She was the most positive person I’ve ever known.’
Prior to her passing, Betty had participated in a film celebrating her 100th birthday that was set to hit a handful of theaters on Jan. 17.
The producers of Betty White: 100 Years Young said in a statement after her passing, however, that they ‘will go forward’ with plans to release the movie special on what would have been her 100th birthday.