Betty White died of a stroke she had on Christmas day, says the doctor – National

Betty White died of a stroke she had six days before her death on Dec. 31 at the age of 99, according to her death certificate.

The beloved “Golden Girls” and “Mary Tyler Moore Show” actor died at his home in the Brentwood part of Los Angeles as a result of a cerebrovascular accident on December 25, the medical term for a stroke, according to the LA County death certificate obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

The cause was given by White’s doctor, as is typical in such cases.

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She was cremated and her remains were given Friday to Glenn Kaplan, the man in charge of White’s advanced health directive.

Jeff Witjas, White’s longtime agent and friend who first confirmed her death to the AP, said she had stayed close to her home in Los Angeles during the pandemic.

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The document shows White’s legal name Betty Marion Ludden. She took the surname of her husband Allen Ludden, whom she was married to from 1963 until his death in 1981.

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The information from the death certificate was first reported by TMZ.

White, whose comic chops and up-for-whatever charm made her a TV support for more than 60 years, celebrated by generations of fans, died less than three weeks before her 100th birthday.

President Joe Biden, Mel Brooks, and many other celebrities and prominent leaders paid tribute to her after her death.

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