Betty White cause of death confirmed as stroke, death certificate shows

By Lorna Hughes

Betty White died as a result of a stroke she suffered on Christmas Day, according to her death certificate.

The Golden Girls and Mary Tyler Moore Show star died six days later on December 31 at her home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles as the result of the stroke, according to the LA County death certificate.

The 99-year-old was cremated and her remains were given on Friday to Glenn Kaplan, the man in charge of White’s advanced health care directive.

Jeff Witjas, White’s long-standing agent and friend, who first confirmed her death, said she had been staying close to her Los Angeles home during the pandemic.

The document lists White’s legal name of Betty Marion Ludden. She took the last name of her husband Allen Ludden. She was married to him from 1963 until his death in 1981.

The information from White’s death certificate was first reported by TMZ.

US president Joe Biden, director Mel Brooks and many other celebrities and prominent leaders paid tribute to the star after her death.

Former first lady Michelle Obama said White had “broken barriers” and her joy would be missed by people all around the world.

Singer Pink said the actress’s performances had helped her feel “less lonely” and that White had been a reminder that “kindness can actually win”.

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