White also lit up movie screens with her memorable roles in the horror spoof “Lake Placid” and the comedy “The Proposal,” alongside actors Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock.
She really gained notoriety when she starred in a Snickers commercial that ran during the Super Bowl in 2010.
Afterward, she co-hosted “Saturday Night Live,” for which she won her seventh Emmy award.
White’s death comes just days before her 100th birthday, which would have occurred on Jan. 17.
Tribute from her famous friends began rolling in after news broke of her passing.
“Our national treasure, Betty White, has passed just before her 100th birthday,” “Star Trek” star George Takei tweeted. “Our Sue Ann Nivens, our beloved Rose Nylund, has joined the heavens to delight the stars with her inimitable style, humor, and charm. A great loss to us all. We shall miss her dearly.”
“Tonight we will raise MANY glasses to the WONDERFUL legacy of Betty White!!!” Bravo’s Andy Cohen said on Twitter.
“Betty White: I is very hard to absorb you are not here anymore..” “Happy Days” actor Henry Winkler said. “But the memories of your deLIGHT are ..Thank you for your humor, your warmth, and your activism .. Rest now and say Hi to Bill.”
“A spirit of goodness and hope,” journalist Dan Rather tweeted. “Betty White was much beloved because of who she was, and how she embraced a life well-lived. Her smile. Her sense of humor. Her basic decency. Our world would be better if more followed her example. It is diminished with her passing.”
Her death was first reported by TMZ.