Betty White’s Last Word Before Death Revealed By Vicki Lawrence

by Samantha Whidden
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On Monday (January 3rd), actress Vicki Lawrence revealed more details about Betty White’s last word before she passed away at the age of 99 on New Year’s Eve.

Lawrence, who worked with Betty White on the series Mama’s Family, told Page Six that she called co-star and friend Carol Burnett after she heard the devastating news about White’s passing. “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 then said that Burnett texted her back and revealed that Betty White’s assistant shared more details about the Hollywood icon’s last word, which was about her late husband, Allen Ludden. “[The assistant] said the very last word out of her mouth was ‘Allen.’”

While gushing about the comment, Lawrence declared, “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.’”

Betty White and Ludden married in June 1963. The duo met on his game show Password when she was a celebrity guest in 1961. She was married twice prior. Ludden passed away from stomach cancer on June 9, 1981. Betty White decided to never remarry after Ludden. She previously spoke about her decision by stating, “Once you’ve had the best, who needs the rest? I made two mistakes before Allen, but the love of your life doesn’t come along in every life. So I am very grateful that I found him.”

In September 2010, Betty White was asked by James Lipton on Inside The Actor’s Studio if she believed in Heaven existed. Lipton also asked White what she would like God to say to her when she walked the Pearly gates. White responded with “Come on in, Betty. Here’s Allen.”

Betty White’s Agent and Longtime Friend States She Never Fear Death Because She Was Ready to Reunite With Allen Ludden 

While announcing the news that Betty White passed away, the late actress’ agent and longtime friend, Jeff Witjas, told People that he didn’t think that she feared passing away. He explained that she was ready to be reunited with her husband, Allen Ludden, who passed away 40 years prior to her unexpected death on Friday (December 31st). “She believed she would be with him,” Witjas shared in a statement.

Witjas revealed on Monday that Betty White’s cause of death was due to natural causes. He declared that she died peacefully in her sleep at home. He also said that her death had nothing to do with vaccines, despite the gossip going around on social media. “She died of natural causes. Her death should not be politicized. That is not the life she lived.”