Betty White‘s party will still go on as fans and friends plan to commemorate the late actress on her 100th birthday following her death on Dec. 31, just weeks before the milestone.
White died “peacefully in her sleep”Agent Jeff Witjas, a friend, confirmed that the actress died from natural causes in Brentwood. He also confirmed that funeral arrangements for the late actress will be private.
Interview with Entertainment Tonight published Monday, Witjas said White didn’t discuss her funeral plans often during the time they spent together.
“I just couldn’t really expect her to pass, to be honest. So I said, ‘why talk about it…’ I’m sure she had certain wishes, but I did not talk to her about that,”He stated.
Here are some other ways to honor and remember the entertainment legacy White left behind.
‘100 Years Young’ film premiere
Her January 17th birthday celebration, which was planned prior to her death, will still go on, and includes the premiere of the two-hour film “100 Years Young.”
The one-day-only film will screen in almost 900 movie theaters nationwide and will feature cameos from White’s friends including Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Jimmy Kimmel Other.
“We will go forward with our plans to show the film 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,”Producers “Betty White: 100 Years Young,” Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein, said in a statement.
View Betty White’s episode of ‘SNL.
“Saturday Night Live”On the day following her death, the First Lady of Television was honored with the airing of the “SNL”She hosted an episode in 2010 following a Facebook petition to get on the show.
“SNL”Alum Seth MeyersShe tweeted that she had recalled hosting the show and that it was her first time on Twitter. “the only ‘SNL’ host”To get a “standing ovation at the after party.”
“She ordered a vodka and a hotdog and stayed til the bitter end,” Meyers wrote.
You can stream White’s live sketch comedy show on YouTube Hulu and Peacock are NBC.
Hollywood remembers Betty WhiteSNL honors Betty White, reairing her 2010 episode
White spent much of her time on Earth championing for animal rights and fans are keeping her work alive through the #BettyWhiteChallenge.
The social media hashtag #WhitesDonate has been trending since the first week in January. It allows White’s fans to ask their friends to donate to any animal rescue, shelter or agency that White owns, as well as to any other White-related charity, up until or on White’s 17th birthday.
What is the #BettyWhiteChallenge?The legendary actress is remembered by her fans for her animal advocacy.
Madeline Bernstein, president of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles, partnered with White during the actress’s crusade to help animals.
“Betty White was the real deal,” Bernstein told USA TODAY. “She did not come upon animal welfare issues when it became more trendy to do so. She was like that from, well, she would say from birth.”
Stream ‘Golden Girls,’ ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and more
Since her first television series “Life With Elizabeth,”She has been an ever-present presence in our homes, and there’s been no time she was not. Many of her projects still streamable:
- “Life With Elizabeth” (Pluto TV)
- “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” (Hulu)
- “The Love Boat” (Paramount+, Amazon Prime)
- “The Golden Girls” (Hulu)
- “The Golden Palace” (Hulu starting Jan. 10)
- “Boston Legal”(Hulu. Amazon Prime. Disney+).
- “Betty White: First Lady of Television” (Netflix)
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