AceShowbiz - Betty White had a final message to her fans which was filmed before her death. On Friday, January 21, her team released the video which was intended to be published on what would have been her 100th birthday on January 17.
In the clip, the late comedian seemed to be in good spirits as she cheerfully said to the camera, "I just want to thank you all for your love and support over the years." She concluded her short message as saying, "Thank you so much and stick around."
In the caption, her team wrote, "Good morning! As we continue to see number coming in from all over the world - it's just absolutely amazing how much money all of you raised for the animals through #thebettywhitechallenge. She could never have imagined such an outpouring of love and would have be so grateful to everyone."
They further explained, "When we recorded her special message to fans who attended the movie, we also recorded one that we had planned to put on social media on her birthday. She was using the occasion of her 100th birthday to celebrate YOU - her fans. 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 from Betty and the animals."
In the newly-released video, Betty wore the same bright green blouse that she donned in one of her last photos shared by her assistant Kiersten Mikelas on Monday to mark her 100th birthday. "It was taken on 12/20/21. I believe it's one of the last photos of her. She was radiant and beautiful and as happy as ever," Kiersten captioned the image posted on the late comedian's official Facebook page.
Later on Thursday, Kiersten shared on Instagram what she believes was Betty's last photo. "You guys are lucky - it's a two post day. Many people have had really big feelings about the profile pic. So, I decided to post what I’m sure is the last photo taken of her," she wrote in the caption.
"Same day. After we completed recording the video for the film," she said of when the photo was taken. "I don't have many pictures with her, because I never felt like I wanted to impose since she was always asked to take photos with people wherever we went. But I asked on 12/20/21 and I'm so glad I did. A wonderful memory of a happy, fun-filled day!"
Betty died on December 31 at her home age the age of 99. Her cause of death was listed as a cerebrovascular accident, which is a loss of blood flow to part of the brain, which damages brain tissue. She suffered a stroke six days before her passing.