Celebrities who died at age 99

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Betty White

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Betty White’s death on New Year’s Eve would have been sad under any circumstance given that she was one of America’s most beloved celebrities.

But the comedian’s passing on December 31 brought some additional regret, considering she was just 18 days away from celebrating her much-anticipated 100th birthday on January 17.

White is far from the only celebrity to die less than a year short of reaching the century mark, though. Here’s a look at 10 other celebrities who died at the age of 99.

Prince Philip

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Born: June 10, 1921.
Died: April 9, 1921.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

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Born: February 6, 1917.
Died: December 18, 2016.

Billy Graham

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Born: November 7, 1918.
Died: February 21, 2018.

John Wooden

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Born: October 14, 1910.
Died: June 4, 2010.

Max Schmeling

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Born: September 28, 1905.
Died: February 2, 2005.

John Paul Stevens

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Born: April 20, 1920.
Died: July 16, 2019.

Hugh Downs

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Born: February 14, 192.
Died: July 1, 1920.

Bob Sheppard

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Born: October 20, 1910.
Died: July 11, 2010.

Bobby Doerr

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Born: April 7, 1918.
Died: November 13, 2017.

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