Beloved actress, comedian, and American icon Betty White has died, just weeks before a milestone birthday … TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Betty passed away at her home just before 9:30 AM Friday. A trailblazer and pioneer in media, Betty had the longest-running career of any woman in TV before her death — starring in multiple shows over the past 8 decades, starting way back in 1939.
Betty is perhaps most famous for her lead role as Rose Nylund in “The Golden Girls,” which ran from 1985 to 1992. She’d been in TONS of other big hits throughout her life though. She’d go on to win multiple awards over her lifetime including 5 Primetime Emmy Awards — (2) for ‘Mary Tyler Moore,’ (1) for “Golden Girls” and (1 ) for her 1975 ‘SNL’ appearance — along with Screen Actors Guild Awards, American Comedy Awards, and even a GrammyAward back in 2012.
She’s been nominated for multiple Golden Globes and has also been honored with lots of Lifetime Achievement Awards and celebrations through several organizations.
Betty was 99 and would have celebrated her 100th birthday on January 17.