Betty White’s cause of death has been revealed.
Favorite comedian died of a cerebrovascular accident, as reported on White’s death certificate. A cerebrovascular accident (CVA) – the medical term for stroke – is caused by blood clots and broken blood vessels in the brain, reducing blood flow to an organ and damaging its tissues.
White, who passed away on New Year’s Eve at the age of 99, was best known for his starring roles in “The Golden Girls” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Her unique charm and endearing stage presence have been revered by a huge fan base spanning generations.
Immediately after White’s death, a series of Rumors spread by anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists exploited her death to promote anti-vaccination propaganda. Many social media posts falsely claim that White died after receiving a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine. A fake quote – which has since been removed – shows White advocating vaccines and a healthy diet.
The claims were disputed by White’s agent and longtime friend Jeff Witjas.
“People are saying that her death was related to the booster injection three days earlier but that’s not true. She died of natural causes,” Witjas said in a statement to the PEOPLE. “Her death shouldn’t be politicized – it wasn’t the life she lived.”
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The recent news also comes a day after the completion of an autopsy of Bob Saget in the ongoing investigation into the actor and comedian’s sudden death. According to a separate statement from Joshua Stephany, the lead medical examiner for Orange and Osceola County, the autopsy found no evidence of drug use or foul play. in a press release sent to PEOPLE.
Stephany added: “The cause and manner of death is pending further studies and investigation and could take up to 10-12 weeks to complete. “We extend our condolences to Mr. Saget’s loved ones during this difficult time.”
Saget, who is best known for playing supportive patriarch Danny Tanner on “Full House” and host of “America’s Funniest Home Video,” was found unresponsive in his hotel room at the Ritz. -Carlton in Orlando, Florida. Saget is in a state of being on a nationwide comedy tour. He is 65 years old.
“He’s been everything to us and we want you to know how much he loves his fans, performing live and bringing people from all walks of life together with laughter.” Saget’s family says PEOPLE in a statement. “While we ask for privacy at this time, we invite you to join us in commemorating the love and laughter Bob has brought to the world.”
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