Betty White’s hometown celebrates a special holiday every year in honor of the deceased actress after her death at the age of 99.

Betty White’s hometown has instituted a special annual celebration in honor of the late actress who passed away on New Year’s Eve at the age of 99.

The Hollywood icon passed away a few weeks before her 100th birthday.


Betty White passed away on New Years Eve at the age of 99Credit: Getty
Betty's hometown hosts an annual


Betty’s hometown hosts the annual “Betty White Day” in honor of the late actress.Credit: Getty

Betty’s hometown, the village of Oak Park in Illinois, named January 17 – her significant birthday – “Betty White Day” in honor of her beloved actress. TMZ

Although the Golden Girls star moved to California as an infant, Betty spoke highly of Oak Park and visited her family frequently, village president Vicki Scaman told the publication.

Prior to the event, the village president plans to read a Betty White Day proclamation to community members prior to the celebration.

As part of the celebration, the city’s small businesses will offer customers discounts, including Betty White’s specials of some of the late star’s favorites.

The local bakery will also bake a giant birthday cake in honor of the actress, and Betty figures will be placed throughout the city center.

To top it off, the city hosts the Betty White Wall Painting Competition, in which the winner is awarded a place in the city center.

Fans have been mourning the Mary Tyler Moore star ever since hearing of her passing over the weekend.

Sources said the iconic star passed away at her home on New Year’s Eve morning.

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The insider added that she does not have any illnesses and does not fight any of the ailments. She is believed to have died of natural causes.


Earlier this week, Betty’s manager denied rumors that the former game show host had passed away due to complications from the Covid injection.

The star’s agent and close friend Jeff Witjas said in a new statement: “Betty died peacefully in her sleep in her home. People say her death was related to receiving a booster shot three days earlier, but this is not true.

“She died a natural death. Her death should not be politicized – this is not the life she lived. “

Jeff previously confirmed Associated Press that Betty did not receive a booster shot on December 28 after some people falsely claimed that she said, “Eat healthy foods and get all your vaccines. I just got the vaccine today. “

Jeff also confirmed that the TV star moved to Peoplerevealing that she died in her home on New Years Eve: “Although 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 the news, fans and celebrities rushed to pay tribute to the legendary actress.

Ryan Reynolds shared a touching post about Betty just a day after joking that he had a “past relationship” with her.

He wrote: “The world looks different now. She handled expectations well. She managed to become very old and somehow not old enough. We will miss you, Betty. Now you know the secret. “

Betty’s career began as a radio host in Los Angeles in the 1930s, but her name became a household name thanks to her role as Rose Nylund in the 80s sitcom Golden Girls.

She will likely be buried next to the humble grave of her late husband Allen Ladden in Wisconsin.

The famous star passed away at her home due to natural causes


The famous star passed away at her home due to natural causesCredit: Getty
Her agent denied rumors that she died due to complications from the Covid vaccine.


Her agent denied rumors that she died due to complications from the Covid vaccine.Credit: Getty
Fans and celebrities have mourned the star ever since her passing was announced.


Fans and celebrities have mourned the star ever since her passing was announced.Credit: Getty
Betty White dies at 99: Legendary Golden Girls actress passes away as celebrities and fans pay tribute to American icon

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