Betty White is all smiles during her last outing in Beverly Hills nearly two years before her death at 99 years old

BETTY White was all smiles during her last outing in Beverly Hills nearly two years before her death at 99-years-old.

The iconic actress passed away on Friday just weeks before her 100th birthday.

One of Betty’s final public appearances took place on January 16, 2020.

The late star was seen running errands in Beverly Hills one day before her 98th birthday.

Betty, who was accompanied by her driver during the outing, wore a turquoise floral blouse, matching pants and tiny black heels.

The stylish outfit was completed with a colorful red scarf.

The Golden Girls star appeared in good spirits as she donned a large grin while out and about.


Betty White died at her Los Angeles home early on Friday morning aged 99.

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A source close to the star said she didn't have any illnesses and she was not battling any particular ailment.

It's believed she passed away from natural causes.

Betty's agent and friend Jeff Witjas reflected on her passing in a statement to PEOPLE, saying: "Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever.

"I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much. I don't think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. She believed she would be with him again." 

Fans of the beloved actress have paid tribute to Betty online over the last 24 hours in their thousands.

Additionally, her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has drawn big crowds, with mourners leaving behind candles, flowers, cards and stuffed animals.


Shortly after Betty's death was announced, her close friend and dress designer Pol' Atteu told HollywoodLife that her passing wasn't a surprise.

He said: "I’ve know[n] that her health was not great for some time, but it wasn’t until October that I knew how bad it was."

Pol' and his husband Patrik Simpson were planning to design a gown for Betty's star-studded anticipated 100th birthday bash.

However, they were told it wouldn't be necessary.

He told the outlet: “In October, we had contacted her management about doing a gown for her 100th birthday.

"We were told that her health was failing and that a gown would not be needed.”

Patrik also shared that they were "not surprised," although "incredibly sad" by their friend's passing.


While Betty won't be able to attend her 100th birthday celebration, the event will still be held to honor her legacy.

It was revealed on Saturday that the release of a special tribute filmed ahead of the celebration, Betty White: 100 Years Young, will still go ahead as planned.

In a statement to the NY Post, the film's producers Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein said: "Our hearts mourn today with the passing of Betty White. During the many years we worked with her, we developed a great love and admiration for Betty as a person, and as an accomplished entertainer.

“We are thankful for the many decades of delight she brought to everyone. Betty always said she was the ‘luckiest broad on two feet’ to have had a career as long as she did. And honestly, we were the lucky ones to have had her for so long.”

“We will go forward with our plans to show the film on Jan. 17 in hopes our film will provide a way for all who loved her to celebrate her life — and experience what made her such a national treasure."

The documentary special will profile White's incredible eight-decade career on the small screen and will feature special appearances from a bevy of stars, including Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Lin Manuel Miranda and a number of others.

The film will revisit some of her most famous performances from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Golden Girls, in addition to clips from her first sitcom, The Life with Elizabeth, which first aired in 1953.

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