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Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds paid tribute to veteran actress Betty White after her death on Friday.

White, who was best known for her roles on TV sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Golden Girls, died at her home on Friday morning at the age of 99. She was due to celebrate her 100th birthday on January 17.

Confirming the news in a statement to People, her friend and agent Jeff Witjas said, “Even though Betty was about to turn 100, I thought she would live forever…I don’t think Betty ever scared to death because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband, Allen Ludden, she believed she would be with him again.

Following the announcement, Bullock and Reynolds, who starred opposite White in The Proposal in 2009, paid tribute to the late actress.

“I don’t drink vodka…but I will tonight, over ice, with a slice of lemon with a hot dog on the other side and it’s going to be sad,” Bullock told People. “I’m going to have to buy rose-colored glasses because Betty was that for all of us.”

Sharing a photo of White giving a two-thumbs-up to a camera, Reynolds wrote on social media, “The world looks different now. She was good at defying expectations. She managed to get really old and… Somehow, not old enough. We’re going to miss you, Betty. Now you know the secret.

White’s death sparked an outpouring of tributes on social media – US President Joe Biden called her a “cultural icon who will be sorely missed”, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted that she was “grateful for every second I was able to spend with Betty White”, and comedian Mel Brooks wrote, “Too bad we couldn’t have ten more years with her still warm, graceful and full of personality. spirit. She was one of a kind!”

Reese Witherspoon thanked White for “making us all laugh” and Oprah Winfrey shared a photo of herself with White and posted, “Celebrating 99 years of your love on the planet. Thank you Betty White.”

White’s other TV credits include Hot in Cleveland, Life with Elizabeth, Boston Legal and The Betty White Show. In 2018, she was awarded the Guinness World Record for Longest Television Career by a Female Artist in recognition of her 79 years in showbiz. She received a total of eight Emmy Awards and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in the 80s.

White is survived by her three stepchildren from her marriage to game show host Ludden, who died in 1981.

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