Following the news that Betty White died, CMT announced an all-day marathon of “The Golden Girls” to air on January 3rd. The longtime television actress and famous funny gal passed away on New Year’s Eve at 99-years-old.
In a press release, the company shared that they will air everything Rose Nylund beginning at 9 a.m. Eastern Time.
“We are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Betty White. She was an icon who blazed many trails – our hearts go out to her friends and legions of fans around the world during this difficult time,” CMT said in a statement.
Betty White was just a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday at the time of her passing. The treasured icon was celebrated by thousands of fans in addition to celebrities and politicians. She is remembered for her upbeat personality and witty sense of humor.
People Remember Betty White
The actress accomplished a lot in her lifetime, earning several Emmys for her work as well as a Grammy and several Lifetime Achievement Awards.
White was known for her role as Rose Nylund on “The Golden Girls” as well as “Hot in Cleveland.” She also appeared in various movies, commercials, and on late night talk shows.
The actress was always looking at the bright side of life and she has several memorable quotes that we can all benefit from. The first being about gratitude.
“So you may not be as fast on your feet, and the image in your mirror may be a little disappointing, but if you are still functioning and not in pain, gratitude should be the name of the game,” she once said.
White also spoke about aging and aging well. She says in her 90s, she’s more confident.
“Best thing about being in your 90s is you’re spoiled rotten. Everybody spoils you like mad and they treat you with such respect because you’re old. Little do they know, you haven’t changed. You haven’t changed [in the brain]. You’re just 90 every place else. Now that I’m 91, as opposed to being 90, I’m much wiser. I’m much more aware, and I’m much sexier.”
“The Golden Girls” Star’s Agent Remembers Her
Several people took time to share a Betty White memory or interaction as the world mourns her death.
“Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” her agent and close friend Jeff Witjas says in a statement made earlier today.
“I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much,” Witjas continues of White.
He also added:
“I don’t think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden,” he adds. “She believed she would be with him again.”