President Joe Biden Mourns the Loss of Betty White

by Courtney Blackann

Hundreds of people are sharing their memories of the late Betty White after reports of her death Friday. Celebrities, politicians, and athletes took time to remember the famous funny lady who inspired us all. This includes President Joe Biden, who paid tribute to White in a social media post.

After speaking with reporters Friday about her death, President Biden shared a message on Twitter about Betty White’s impact, according to Deadline.

“Betty White brought a smile to the lips of generations of Americans. She’s a cultural icon who will be sorely missed. Jill and I are thinking of her family and all those who loved her this New Year’s Eve,” he said.

Further, Biden and First Lady Jill also told reporters:

“That’s a shame. She was a lovely lady,” Biden said. Jill Biden also added, “Who didn’t love Betty White? We’re so sad.”

More Politicians Remember “The Golden Girls” Star

Other government officials also spoke about White’s impact and her upbeat demeanor throughout her lifetime.

“Today, we lost a beloved TV icon. Betty White was a pioneering actress, who blessed generations of Americans with her talent and humor for 8 decades.  May it be a comfort to her loved ones and many admirers that so many mourn with them during this sad time,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also tweeted.

Many people may not realize that apart from Betty White’s career in television, she also volunteered during World War II. The U.S. Army issued a statement about her passing, reflecting on her service to the United States.

“We are saddened by the passing of Betty White. Not only was she an amazing actress, but she also served during WWII as a member of the American Women’s Voluntary Services. A true legend on and off the screen,” the military branch said in a statement.

Betty White’s Incredible Legacy

Betty White entered the broadcast scene in the 1940s through radio. She would later become one of the most recognizable TV stars with hits like “The Golden Girls” and “Hot in Cleveland.”

Further, the actress earned several awards in her career including two Emmys, a Grammy, and several Screen Actors Guild awards.

Several actors and fans took time to share their condolences for the late actress as well. The news of her death comes just weeks before she was set to celebrate her 100th birthday on January 17th.

While she won’t get to celebrate the milestone birthday, Betty White will be lovingly remembered for years to come. She leaves us with some great advice about aging, however.

“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,” she said.