Just a few weeks away from her 100th birthday, legendary actress Betty White died Friday at the age of 99, her agent confirmed to People on Friday.
A cultural icon, White's career spanned nine decades and she was best known for her roles in "Golden Girls" (1985-1992) and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1973-1977).
White would have turned 100 on Jan. 17 and has received an outpouring of love from all over the world since the news of her passing broke Friday.
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Here's how athletes and those in the sports world are reacting to White's death:
Such a legend. RIP…Prayers to her family 🙏🏾 https://t.co/dEp7kZ7qAX
— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) December 31, 2021
On its last day, 2021 decided to take Betty White just before her 100th birthday. pic.twitter.com/iY1z92eobl
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) December 31, 2021
Horrible to hear about Betty White passing. She truly was a national treasure.
— Taylor Lewan (@TaylorLewan77) December 31, 2021
Use to watch Golden Girls with my grandma all the time. Thanks for the memories Betty, R.I.P 🙏🏽
— Jeffstradamus (@JeffAllen71) December 31, 2021
We love you Betty White. Rip beautiful ❤️🕊. My grandma passed away on this day last year. God gained two beautiful angels https://t.co/pxNcLpHGpt
— Allie Kiick (@AllieKiick) December 31, 2021
Betty White was all-time. This clip with Ryan Reynolds will forever be one of my favorites with her. Absolutely hilarious pic.twitter.com/WyO6qMz3nc
— Will Compton (@_willcompton) December 31, 2021
Rest In Peace Betty White 💔
— Chief David Njoku (@David_Njoku80) December 31, 2021
Betty White will always be hot in Cleveland. RIP to a TV legend. pic.twitter.com/wEtgvnExE9
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) December 31, 2021
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