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Betty White's real cause of death leaked

Betty White's real cause of death leaked

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The New York Post is now reporting that the official cause of death of iconic TV star Betty White was a ‘cerebrovascular accident’.

The medical term for a stroke, listed on a death certificate obtained by entertainment news outlet TMZ on Monday, occurred six days prior to Ms White's passing, and is caused by a loss of blood flow to areas of the brain, which can result in serious tissue damage.

While it's not clear if Ms White underwent any behavioural or emotional changes between the time of her stroke and her death on New Year's Eve, her agent and close friend, Jeff Witjas, said in a statement to People that “Betty died peacefully in her sleep at her home.”

Witjas also denied that Ms White’s death was at all related to her receiving her COVID-19 booster shot just days before.

“People are saying her death was related to getting a booster shot three days earlier, but that is not true. She died of natural causes,” he told People, adding, “Her death should not be politicised — that is not the life she lived.”

As it had been previously reported, White’s last word before she died was her late husband Allen Ludden’s first name.

Witjas later confirmed her death, telling People, “Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever.

“I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much. I don’t think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband, Allen Ludden. She believed she would be with him again.”