Betty White’s Assistant Celebrates Singer’s 100th Birthday With A Photo
Betty White’s assistant Kiersten Mikelas has shared one of the last photos of the singer taken to mark the singer’s posthumous birthday.
Taking to White’s officialk Facebook page on Monday, Mikelas shared the photo taken on Dec. 20.
Kiersten Mikelas wrote “On this special day, I wanted to share this photo of Betty. It was taken on 12/20/21. I believe it’s one of the last photos of her.”
“She was radiant and beautiful and as happy as ever.”
“Thanks to all of you who are doing kind things today and every day to make the world a better place” Mikelas added.
‘Golden Girl’ Betty White passed away on New Year’s eve.
Speaking to PEOPLE, her agent and close friend Jeff Witjas revealed that Betty White had died peacefully in her sleep on Friday morning.
“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,” he said.
In an earlier interview with People, White had opened up on how she felt turning 100.
“I’m so lucky to be in such good health and feel so good at this age,” said the veteran actress. “It’s amazing.”
She noted that being “born a cockeyed optimist” was the key to her upbeat nature. “I got it from my mom, and that never changed,” she said. “I always find the positive.”
Joking on the secret to her long life, White said, “I try to avoid anything green. I think it’s working.”