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Betty White's last tweet: Legend was excited about 100th birthday, shared secret to long life

Veteran actress Betty White died on December 31 at the age of 99 and now her last tweet has come out
Betty White attends Betty 'White Out' Tour at The Los Angeles Zoo on December 11, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Brian To/Getty Images)
Betty White attends Betty 'White Out' Tour at The Los Angeles Zoo on December 11, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Brian To/Getty Images)

Iconic entertainer Betty White would have turned 100 on January 17 but she died on Friday, December 31, 2021. She was very excited to complete the milestone and days before her centennial birthday, she took to Twitter to express her happiness.

Her last tweet was about her joyous and fulfilling life as she shared a link to a People Magazine cover story on her. She also wrote: “My 100th birthday… I cannot believe it is coming up, and People Magazine is celebrating with me! The new issue of @people is available on newsstands nationwide tomorrow.” In the story, she even revealed the secret of her long life and said: “I try to avoid anything green. I think it's working.”


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Betty White arrives for an evening with Betty White held at Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on May 10, 2012 in North Hollywood, California (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)

But before she could celebrate her 100th birthday, she died on New Year's Eve at her home before 9.30 am ET due to natural age-related causes. From US President Joe Biden to The US Army, everyone mourned the demise of the legendary comedienne and beloved Hollywood star. Biden tweeted, "Betty White brought a smile to the lips of generations of Americans. She’s a cultural icon who will be sorely missed. Jill and I are thinking of her family and all those who loved her this New Year’s Eve.”



'Star Trek' actor George Takei shared: “Our national treasure, Betty White, has passed just before her 100th birthday. Our Sue Ann Nivens, our beloved Rose Nylund, has joined the heavens to delight the stars with her inimitable style, humor, and charm. A great loss to us all. We shall miss her dearly.”

“We are saddened by the passing of Betty White. Not only was she an amazing actress, she also served during WWII as a member of the American Women's Voluntary Services. A true legend on and off the screen,” the US Army wrote. “The world looks different now. She was great at defying expectation. She managed to grow very old and somehow, not old enough. We’ll miss you, Betty. Now you know the secret,” Ryan Reynolds added.

Actress Betty White speaks onstage at TV Land's Legends Of TV Land Panel during the 2014 Comic Con International Convention at Hilton Bayfront on July 24, 2014, in San Diego, California (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for TV Land)



Meanwhile, producers of the film ‘Betty White: 100 Years Young — A Birthday Celebration’ have said that a movie event planned for White’s birthday will not be canceled. In a statement to CNN, film producers Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein noted, “Our hearts mourn today with the passing of Betty White. During the many years we worked with her, we developed a great love and admiration for Betty as a person, and as an accomplished entertainer. We are thankful for the many decades of delight she brought to everyone. Betty always said she was the 'luckiest broad on two feet' to have had a career as long as she did. And honestly, we were the lucky ones to have had her for so long.”

Actress Betty White speaks onstage during The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 16, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The movie will show White’s glorious career as well as her everyday life, and her love and support for animals. The film will be screened at 900 theaters across the US. The statement added: “We will go forward with our plans to show the film on January 17 in hopes our film will provide a way for all who loved her to celebrate her life — and experience what made her such a national treasure.”