Legendary actress Betty White dies just weeks before her 100th birthday

Legendary actress and American icon Betty White has died just weeks before her 100th birthday on January 17.

TMZ and People Magazine both report that sources close to White confirmed her passing.

“Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” her agent and close friend Jeff Witjas told PEOPLE in a statement on Friday.

The Oak Park Illinois native was likely best-known for her role as Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls. She had the longest running career of any woman in television.

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