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Betty White dead at 99, plus more stars we lost in 2021

Wonderwall Logo By Marisa Laudadio of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 187: Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the bold-faced names we lost in 2021, starting with this Hollywood icon... On the morning of Dec. 31 -- less than three weeks before her 100th birthday -- legendary actress Betty White passed away at her home, law enforcement sources confirmed to TMZ. A source close to Betty told the webloid that the comedy star, who didn't experience any sudden illness and wasn't battling any specific ailment, is believed to have died from natural causes. The star of shows including "the Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Golden Girls" and "Hot in Cleveland" was an eight-time Emmy winner. "Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever," her agent and close friend Jeff Witjas told People magazine in a statement hours after her death. "I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much. I don't think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. She believed she would be with him again." Keep reading to see more stars who died this year...

Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the bold-faced names we lost in 2021, starting with this Hollywood icon... On the morning of Dec. 31 -- less than three weeks before her 100th birthday -- legendary actress Betty White passed away at her home, law enforcement sources confirmed to TMZ. A source close to Betty told the webloid that the comedy star, who didn't experience any sudden illness and wasn't battling any specific ailment, is believed to have died from natural causes. The star of shows including "the Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Golden Girls" and "Hot in Cleveland" was an eight-time Emmy winner. "Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever," her agent and close friend Jeff Witjas told People magazine in a statement hours after her death. "I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much. I don't think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. She believed she would be with him again." 

Keep reading to see more stars who died this year...

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