People magazine cover celebrates Betty White’s 100th birthday

  • Betty White died on Friday. She was 99 years old.
  • The cover of People magazine’s current issue celebrates White’s 100th birthday.
  • It features an interview White did a few weeks before his death.

Actress and comedy legend Betty White died Friday at the age of 99, TMZ reported.

She was due to turn 100 on January 17, a milestone that is celebrated on the cover of the current issue of People magazine. The magazine has been available on newsstands nationwide since Wednesday and arrived in subscriber mailboxes this week.

“We are deeply saddened by the news of Betty White’s passing,” People editor Dan Wakeford told Insider in a statement. “We are honored that she recently chose to work with PEOPLE to celebrate her extraordinary life and career.”

People magazine cover celebrates Betty White's 100th birthday

The cover of People celebrating Betty White’s 100th birthday.

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People are already pointing out the unfortunate timing of the cover.

In the People article, White opened up about how she felt about turning 100 and shared her secrets to a long and happy life, joking that her diet included avoiding food. “everything green”. She said she owes her upbeat and positive nature to her mother.

“I’m so lucky to be so healthy and feel so good at this age,” White said. says People’s Liz McNeil and Dory Jackson in the interview, which took place a few weeks before his death. “It’s incredible.”

White’s career spanned more than seven decades. She was known for her roles on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Golden Girls” and, in recent years, “Hot in Cleveland.” She won eight Emmys and a Grammy for a spoken word recording of her best-selling autobiography, “If You Ask Me.”

Amanda P. Whitten