In one last devasting twist for 2021, actress Betty White passed away at 99 on Friday, just shy of her 100th birthday on Jan. 17. In the wake of her death, White's friends and fans have been posting tributes to the Golden Girls star online. White was beloved in Hollywood, and many celebrities had kind words and charming stories to share.
"Betty White was an eyewitness to my first stand-up on national TV," comedy legend Bob Newhart said in a statement to Fox News Digital via his rep. "I had the honor of working with Betty on the series Bob and the finale of Hot In Cleveland. Betty was a regular on Jack Paar's late-night show, and in 1960 she was there when I did my first stand-up on national television. Betty practically invented television and was a total pro. We lost a giant one today."
An Extraordinary Life
What an exceptional life.
I’m grateful for every second I got to spend with Betty White.
Sending love to her family, friends and all of us.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 31, 2021
A Presidential Sendoff
"Betty White brought a smile to the lips of generations of Americans," President Joe Biden tweeted. "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."
RIP to Betty White who was charming, delightful, hilarious, talented and unproblematic for 99.9 years.— roxane gay (@rgay) December 31, 2021
Life of the Party
God bless Betty White. As my mom would say, “we were so lucky to have her.”https://t.co/pXzu6JezOg— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) December 31, 2021
A National Treasure
"Our national treasure, Betty White, has passed just before her 100th birthday," tweeted George Takei. "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."
Betty White : I is very hard to absorb you are not here anymore.. But the memories of your deLIGHT— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) December 31, 2021
are ..Thank you for yur humor , your warmth and your activism ..
Rest now and say Hi to Bill
A spirit of goodness and hope. Betty White was much beloved because of who she was, and how she embraced a life well lived. Her smile. Her sense of humor. Her basic decency. Our world would be better if more followed her example. It is diminished with her passing.— Dan Rather (@DanRather) December 31, 2021
i posted a shirtless pic on ig and then 20 minutes later betty white died and now my ig feed is my naked body amidst a sea of photos of betty white and then someone on ig wrote that betty white should “rest in comedy” and i feel completely insane happy new year— billy eichner (@billyeichner) December 31, 2021
RIP to one of the 🐐’s of my sitcom upbringing. Betty White may have passed today but Rose Nylund lives forever. I now must say it… “Thank you for being a friend” and entertaining all of us; For our whole lives. Long Live Betty White!— Bobby Bones (@mrBobbyBones) December 31, 2021
One of the Best
Tonight we will raise MANY glasses to the WONDERFUL legacy of Betty White!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️— Andy Cohen (@Andy) December 31, 2021
Rest in Peace
"Rest in peace, sweet Betty. My God, how bright heaven must be right now," tweeted Valerie Bertinelli.prev