Betty White‘s assistant shared a final photo of the star on what would have been her 100th birthday.
While the iconic actress died just shy of her milestone birthday, she definitely wasn’t forgotten on Monday. Google created a special Golden Girls-themed search tribute for the day, fans donated to animal shelters in her honor in the #BettyWhiteChallenge and her assistant Kiersten Mikelas thanked everyone by sharing a last photo of White.
“On this special day, I wanted to share this photo of Betty,” Mikelas wrote. “It was taken on 12/20/21. I believe it’s one of the last photos of her.”
Mikelas continued, “She was radiant and beautiful and as happy as ever. Thanks to all of you who are doing kind things today and every day to make the world a better place.”
The Proposal star was all made up in the photo and wore a vibrant green outfit as she sat in a chair.
The actress died on Dec. 31 a the age of 99. It was revealed last week that White suffered a stroke six days prior to her death. A spokesperson for the legendary star previously dismissed reports White’s death was from COVID-19 booster complications — an internet hoax created by anti-vaxxers.
White appeared on the cover of People magazine just before she died and said in the interview, “I’m so lucky to be in such good health and feel so good at this age. It’s amazing.”
She credited her optimism for her long life, saying, “I always find the positive.”
Fans honored White on her birthday by participating in the #BettyWhiteChallenge. Donations were made to animal shelters in the star’s name because she was known for her animal rights activism.ORDER A COPY OF ROB’S NEW BEST SELLING BOOK! Called “America’s Number ONE Gossip Columnist” by The National Enquirer. Rob ‘Naughty But Nice’ Shuter breaks celebrity news every day on his website NaughtyGossip.com where he delivers all the dish about the stars we love in his naughty but nice signature style. You can also catch him co-hosting and breaking celebrity news on Good Day New York, The Today Show, The Talk, Wendy Williams Show, CNN, Extra and Z100’s ‘Elvis Duran.’ Previously, Rob was the Huffington Post’s only celebrity columnist and the former executive editor of OK! Magazine. Rob has also hosted his own Saturday night talk show on Mark Cuban’s channel and his own daily morning show, ‘The Gossip Table,’ on VH1! Breaking some of the biggest entertainment stories, including Jamie Lynn Spears’s pregnancy news, Britney’s first post-meltdown interview, Eva Longoria’s wedding, and baby exclusives for Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling and Mathew McConaughey’s tots, Rob always knows where to find the best scoop. Before Rob was one of the world’s most successful entertainment reporters, he was a publicist working for Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Jessica Simpson and Jon Bon Jovi! Now he is bringing all this experience to his new show on I HEART MEDIA in his unique cheeky way, that is always a pinch and never a punch!