Betty White’s last TV appearance was as memorable as she was.
The beloved actress, who died on December 31 at the age of 99, was last seen in 2018, during the 70th annual Emmy Awards.
Although she was not nominated for any performances that year, and was already honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, the Television Academy received the award. special moment honor the Golden Girl one last time.
When the celebrities got to their feet, many wiped the tears from their eyes, fragile Betty was helped to climb the catwalk, where she immediately looked at home.
She smiled, thanked everyone for their love and appreciation, and even extended her hand to host Alec Baldwin to kiss her as if she were royalty.
“Do you think I’ll miss the chance when I get it?” she joked, pointing to a blushing Alec next to her.
Serious, Betty admitted that she had never dreamed of achieving such recognition and love.
“It’s incredible that I’m still in this business … and you still put up with me,” she admitted. “It’s incredible that you can last that long in your career and people will still put up with you.
“I wish they did it at home!”
Sources said TMZ that the legendary star passed away at her home on New Years Eve morning.
She was just a few weeks away from her landmark 100th birthday on January 17th.
The source added that she did not have any illnesses and did not struggle with any particular ailment. She is believed to have died of natural causes.
Her agent and friend Jeff Witjas said in a statement to PEOPLE: “Even though Betty was about 100 years old, I thought she would live forever.
“I will miss her terribly, as well as the animal world that she loved so much. I don’t think Betty ever feared death because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband, Allen Ludden. She believed that she would be with him again. ”
Following this news, fans and celebrities rushed to pay tribute to the iconic actress.
Ryan Reynolds shared a touching post about great, just a day after joking that he had a “past relationship” with Betty.
Andy Cohen added: “Tonight we’ll raise LOTS to the WONDERFUL legacy of Betty White !!!”
In the last tweet before her death, Betty thought about the special day approaching: “My 100th birthday … I can’t believe it is coming.”
The plans for her celebration included a special one night stand with famous friends.
Along with the returned photo of the star, Betty showed up on Instagram that she’s throwing a special event for her birthday.
The text below the photo read: “Betty White invites you to celebrate her 100th birthday.”
She then revealed an impressive guest list for America’s Sweetheart party.
Such famous people as Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Leno, Carol Burnett, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, Valerie Bertinelli, James Corden, Wendy Malik … , and Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Betty captioned the post: “I’m going BIG for my birthday – right on the BIG SCREEN! Buy tickets and join me using the link in my biography. “
The star spoke about her health in a rare interview earlier this week and revealed that she remains in great health because she maintains a positive outlook on life.
“I am so lucky to be in such good health and feel so good at this age. This is amazing, ”she said. PEOPLE…
The TV presenter admitted that she is a “born cocky optimist”, which is necessary for her optimistic character.
She continued, “I got this from my mom and it never changed. I always find something positive. “
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