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Betty White didn’t die after getting COVID booster, agent says

Betty White didn’t die after getting COVID booster, agent says

“Betty by no means mentioned this,” mentioned her agent and good friend, Jeff Witjas.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Hollywood icon Betty White died “peacefully in her sleep” on the age of 99, her agent and good friend, Jeff Witjas, informed Yahoo! Leisure.

His assertion debunks a declare circulating on-line that the actress and comic died from issues associated to the COVID-19 booster. Witjas mentioned she was unaffected by a vaccine.

It was introduced on Dec. 31 that White handed away.

“Betty died peacefully in her sleep at her residence. Persons are saying her dying was associated to getting a booster shot three days earlier however that’s not true,” Witjas mentioned to Yahoo! “She died of pure causes. Her dying shouldn’t be politicized — that’s not the life she lived.”

The Related Press reported the circulating quote on social media that White acquired a booster on Dec. 28 isn’t true: “Eat wholesome and get all of your vaccines. I simply bought boosted right this moment.” The quote reportedly hyperlinks off to a Minnesota information outlet, whose story would not embody the quote.

The story, as an alternative, talks in regards to the Dec. 28 function in Individuals, which additionally would not point out booster pictures. Her interview with Individuals was performed weeks earlier than her dying.

“Betty by no means mentioned this,” mentioned Witjas to the AP, referring to the pretend quote. He didn’t touch upon whether or not White truly acquired a booster.

White was simply weeks shy of her one centesimal birthday on Jan. 17. Her two most well-known roles had been on “The Mary Tyler Moore Present” within the Nineteen Seventies and “The Golden Ladies” between 1985 and 1992. She continued appearing into her late 90s. 

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