Betty White’s death caused by stroke suffered 6 days earlier

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Betty White died from a stroke she had six days before her Dec. 31 death at age 99, according to her death certificate.

The Los Angeles County certificate obtained Monday by The Associated Press lists White’s cause of death as a cerebrovascular accident, the medical term for a stroke, on Dec. 25. The cause of death was provided by White’s doctor, as is typical in such cases.

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

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

The beloved “Golden Girls” and “Mary Tyler Moore Show” actress died less than three weeks before her 100th birthday.

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