Actress Betty White’s cause of death has been confirmed as a stroke that occurred six days before she died.
As reported by TMZ, White, who sadly passed on New Year’s Eve aged 99, cause of death has been listed as a cerebrovascular accident on her death certificate, the official term for a stroke.
Sources with direct knowledge have also told the publication that White was alert and coherent after the stroke, and died peacefully in her sleep.
A cerebrovascular accident occurs when the supply of blood to the brain is reduced or blocked completely.
White was best known for her role as Rose in the 1980s sitcom Golden Girls.
She also appeared in hit US sitcoms, Hot In Cleveland, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Betty White Show.
Many stars paid tribute to White, following her passing including Dolly Parton, who wrote: “Betty will live forever not only in this world but the world here after. I will always love her as we all will!”
Rest In Peace, Betty.