The cause of death of the actress Betty White, at 99, was a stroke she had suffered a week earlier, a copy of the artist’s death certificate posted online on TMZ on Monday showed.
The partially censored document states that White’s cause of death was a “stroke,” a medical term for a stroke, or loss of blood flow to the brain caused by a clot or the rupture of blood vessels, resulting in damage to the brain. brain tissue.
According to the document, issued by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the stroke happened six days before White’s death. The health agency and county records office, where essential documents are kept, declined to comment.
Jeff Witjas, White’s agent, said in a statement: “Betty is gone in her sleep, peacefully and painlessly. For me this is the most important thing and it brings me comfort as your dear friend. Everything else is private and belongs to Betty.”
TMZ cited unnamed sources who said White had remained alert and coherent after his stroke, before dying in his sleep at home.
White, who remained a pop culture phenomenon well into her 90s, long after she became known for Emmy-winning roles on shows like “The Golden Girls” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died on Feb. December, three weeks before his 100th birthday.
Reference: CNN Brasil