Betty White has become a victim of death hoax. A satirical article on the 92-year-old actress disheartened her fans, making many believe that she is death.
"Actress Betty White, 92, Dyes Peacefully In Her Los Angeles Home," reads the headline of an article on Empire News. However, many took the word "dyes" for "dies" and expressed their condolences through twitter.
The article was about White's hair dying job and how she is not naturally blonde.
"Oh, I started dying it ages ago when my color started to fade away to a more whiteish, greyish color," White supposedly said, as per the Website. "I thought to myself, 'Well Betty, if you can't have the dark color anymore, might as well try on the blonde for a while,' and it just kind of stuck. When I played Rose on Girls, the joke about my natural hair color made it into several episodes. I've always had a sense of humor about it."
Following rumours of her death, White's agent confirmed that White is alive and kicking and is currently shooting for her on-going series, "Hot in Cleveland."
White is known for longest television career for a female. Some of her popular TV series includes "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "The Golden Girls", and "Hot in Cleveland." She has been nominated for 23 Emmy awards and has won six times. She has also played recurring roles in "Mama's Family, Boston Legal", "The Bold and the Beautiful", "That '70s Show", and "Community."
White not only commands respect on the screen and but also has creative control behind the camera. She is an inspiration for the female artists who want to carve a career in television.
Moreover, the actress has been a huge supporter of gay rights.
"If a couple has been together all that time – and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones—I think it's fine if they want to get married. I don't know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don't worry about other people so much," she had once said to Parade.