This is why we love her.
Betty White’s final message to her fans, sent just days before her death at 99, exemplified her happy-go-lucky attitude — and tireless energy for showbiz.
White, who was killed in “natural causes”Friday, just shy of her 100th, was a day of mourning by celebrities, fans, and even the President himself.
The cover girl teased the spread in People magazine with a final heartfelt message to her fans.
“My 100th birthday… I cannot believe it is coming up and People Magazine is celebrating with me! The new issue of People is available on newsstands nationwide tomorrow,” “The Golden Girls”Just three days before her death, star shared her love with the world.
The tweet featured her secrets for longevity (“Avoid anything green,” she joked) and a tribute from the many, many actors she’s co-starred with in her 70-plus years of comedy gold.
My 100th birthday… I cannot believe it is coming up, and People Magazine is celebrating with me! Tomorrow’s issue #people is on newsstands all over the country. https://t.co/kTQnsbMDGK
— Betty White (@BettyMWhite) December 28, 2021
She also shared her love for crossword puzzles and card games, as well as animal documentaries. “Jeopardy!”Sports and other activities
“I’m so lucky to be in such good health and feel so good at this age,”The “Hot in Cleveland”Star added. “It’s amazing.”
White in “Hot in Cleveland.”©TV Land/Courtesy Everett Colle
The spread was also quote-shared by Ryan Reynolds, who co-starred with White in 2009’s “The Proposal.”White joked in the piece, Reynolds, 45, was laughing. “can’t get over his thing for me.”
The “Deadpool”The actor affectionately spoke out about his relationship with White, claiming that he was “absolutely sick of the media exploiting past relationships just to drive clicks.”
Their Twitter exchange was one the final tweets from White who promoted her 100th Birthday show. “Betty White: 100 Years Young — A Birthday Celebration.” The special will be distributed by Fathom Events and shown in 900 cinemas nationwide on her birthday, Jan. 17.
The Post was informed by organizers that the show would continue.
“I’m going BIG for my birthday,”She tweeted.
White held the record for the longest TV career of any entertainer — making her debut in 1939 when the medium was just an experiment and going on to appear as an actress, host and in-demand guest well into her 90s.
But she’ll be best remembered for her scene-stealing roles in two pioneering sitcoms — as the promiscuous cooking show host Sue Ann Nivens on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”In the 1970s and sweet-natured, simpleton Rose Nylund “The Golden Girls”From 1985 to 1992.
White (right). “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”Moore.Everett Collection/ Everett Col
Her final role was as Bitey, a stuffed tiger, in 2019’s “Toy Story 4”And the Disney+ short “Forky Asks a Question.”She was still commuting at age 97.
“I’m just grateful to be working and that starts at the beginning,” White told The Post’s Michael Starr in 2018. “When you start out you’re so grateful to have a job … and you carry that feeling through your whole career. At least I have.”
Betty White was beloved by all generations.