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Just 17 days before she was going to turn 100 years old, the legendary Betty White has passed away. On December 28, White shared an article from People, which include the celebration of her turning a century old and her spilling secrets on how she lived a full life.
“My 100th birthday…I cannot believe it is coming up, and People Magazine is celebrating with me,” she wrote.
Sadly, she would not live to turn 100. TMZ has reported that she passed away at her home on Friday morning (Dec. 31).
White started her career in Hollywood in 1939.She’s a multi-talented entertainer who can sing, act, and dance. Just look at her go in this clip from the 1970s, singing and tap dancing on the spot.
White is considered a national treasure, so every year she has a birthday, the world thanks their lucky stars she’s still around making us laugh. Because of her happy-go-lucky demeanor, people have wondered what the secret to her long and happy life is. In a 2018 interview with Parade, she spilled the beans.
Her secret is simply to “enjoy life,” she said. “Accentuate the positive, not the negative. It sounds so trite, but a lot of people will pick out something to complain about, rather than say, ‘Hey, that was great!’ It’s not hard to find great stuff if you look.”
She also said that two things that helped her reach age 99: vodka and hot dogs “probably in that order.”
She was slated to have a huge birthday celebration with a one-day-only special movie event, Betty White: 100 Years Young – A Birthday Celebration.
ET Canada reported that, “It offers a revealing glimpse into her life—behind-the-scenes on set, working with her office staff, entertaining at home, lending her voice as an animal advocate and, we join her at her actual birthday party, as she celebrates the big day with a star-studded cast of friends that love her!”
According to a Fathom Events video announcement on YouTube, Betty’s celebration movie will be available to watch in over 900 movie theaters nationwide for just one day and it’ll showcase some of the greatest moments of her life.
“You’ll experience Betty’s funniest moments on The Golden Girls, hosting SNL, Hot in Cleveland, The Proposal, The Mary Tyler Moore Show—and a lost episode from Betty’s very first sitcom. Plus Betty reveals inside stories of her amazing life and career,” Fathom Events wrote in the tailer on YouTube.
Now, the celebration will be bittersweet. See the trailer below.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all who knew and loved Ms. White.