Sources close to the actress claim Betty was not out of it in the days after the stroke. Close friends say she was "alert and coherent" when they talked to her. Sources claim Betty died peacefully in her sleep at home in Los Angeles.
The actress was found around 9:30 AM by law enforcement. Police arrived at the pad as a standard procedure to check out the scene.
Betty died three weeks shy of her 100th birthday.
As we previously reported, Betty will not be laid next to her husband Allen Ludden at the Graceland Cemetery in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Her third husband — who she called the love of her life — has been buried there since his death in 1981.
The Sun spoke to employees at Graceland cemetery who said there is a plot located next to Ludden but Betty's team has not contacted them about the plot.
The mayor of Mineral Point had hoped Betty would be laid to rest in the city. “Allen Ludden and Betty White is our connection to Hollywood here in Mineral Point," Mayor Jason Basting said in a statement. "For a small town of 2,600 people, it’s pretty neat to have that kind of connection and she’s a legend.”
Betty's close friends revealed the actress' last word before she passed was "Allen." Betty and Ludden married in 1963 and they remained together until his death. He passed away from stomach cancer at the age of 63.
Betty's team has yet to announce any plans for a public funeral.