Betty White suffered a stroke six days before her death, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner, who identified the event as the cause of the death of the beloved TV actress on New Years Eve.
The “Golden Girls” star, whose legal name was Betty Marion Ludden, died of a “stroke”, according to her death certificate, obtained on Monday and uploaded by TMZ. The certificate was issued by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Department.
Coroner’s representatives did not immediately respond to the Times’ confirmation request.
A stroke, also known as a stroke, affects the blood vessels and blood flow to the brain and can lead to tissue damage if not caught early.
The Emmy-winning television pioneer was 99 when she died at her Brentwood home on December 31 – less than three weeks before her 100th birthday, which is said to have fallen on January 17.
The star-studded documentary “Betty White: A Celebration” was originally scheduled to celebrate the Madness star’s centenary. The film will hit theaters as scheduled, but the project – previously known as “Betty White: 100 Years Young – A Birthday Celebration” – underwent a title change after her death.