The ‘very last word’ of Betty White before she died at the age of 99 has been revealed.
According to her colleague Vicki Lawrence, the legendary icon called out the name of her late husband Allen Ludden.
Speaking to Page Six, Lawrence said she messaged her friend Carol Burnett after Betty passed away.
“I texted Carol and said, ‘This just sucks. I hate this. It’s just horrible to see the people you love so much go away,’” Lawrence, 72, shared.
“Carol wrote back and said, ‘I know, I know. I spoke to Betty’s assistant, who was with her when she passed, and she said the very last word out of her mouth was Allen.’
“How sweet is that? I said, ‘That is so sweet. God, I hope that’s true. For all of us, I really hope it’s true, a lovely thought.’”
White, who passed away only weeks before her 100th birthday on January 17, was married to Ludden from 1963 until he passed away from stomach cancer at the age of 63 in 1981.
Lawrence spoke about her professional experiences with the late actress.
“Well, you didn’t really work with her, you just had a good time,” she expressed. “Carol called it ‘playing in the sandbox,’ and I think that’s exactly what it was.
“Betty was just the perfect playmate.”
Lawrence described the late comedian icon as ‘incredibly professional,’ adding: “I don’t remember her ever not being prepared or ever messing up her lines.”
She also recalled how White once arrived an hour late to the set because she saved two dogs, ‘because that’s what (she) would do.
“This was before cell phones, and everybody was beside themselves because Betty was never late,” she said.
“And she walks in, in a dither, and says, ‘I’m so sorry, but I was driving here and these two golden retrievers come running out into the intersection and they’re obviously lost. I had to pull over and get them.’”
She continued: “Show business can be so disappointing when you meet people, but Betty was such a lovely lady.”
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