LOS ANGELES, CA. (THECOUNT) — Actress and American icon, Betty White, has died. She was 99.

The beloved actress, best known for her comedic work on numerous TV sitcoms, passed away on Friday, reports People.


“Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” Betty White’s agent and close friend Jeff Witjas told the outlet in a statement.

In an interview with People for this week’s cover story, White explained how she felt about celebrating her centennial birthday, which she would have celebrated on January 17.