Betty White recorded a message, just days before her death, that was going to be released on her 100th birthday.
White said in the clip recorded on Dec. 20,
“I just want to thank you all for your love and support over the years.
Thank you so much and stick around.”
The Golden Girls actor died in her sleep at age 99 on Dec. 31 after having a stroke on Christmas Day. She would have turned 100 on Jan. 17.
Google celebrated White on her 100th birthday with a touching Golden Girls Easter egg.
In the caption, White’s team thanked those fans who’d remembered the late TV legend with donations to animal shelters and rescues as part of the #BettyWhiteChallenge that went viral following her death.
She could never have imagined such an outpouring of love and would have been so grateful to everyone.
She was using the occasion of her 100th birthday to celebrate YOU — her fans,” they added. “She knew how lucky she was; she felt the love, and she never took it for granted. I think it’s appropriate to post today as a thank [you] from Betty and the animals.”