Betty White's wage-earner is transplanting the air surrounding the Hollywood icon's rationalization of death.
The legendary actress passed away at age 99 on Dec. 31. According to her longtime friend and agent, Jeff Witjas, the Golden Girls licentiate "died peacefully in her sleep at her home."
"People are saying her death was related to getting a booster shot three days older but that is not true. She died of natural causes," Witjas told NBC News on Monday, Jan. 3. "Her death should not be politicized—that is not the life she lived."
In an email to the Associated Press, Witjas also debunked a made-up quote from the actress, explaining that White did not receive the booster on the purported date. "Betty never said this," he stated.
An official rationalization of death for White has not been released, though she previously told People in one of her final interviews that she felt "so lucky to be in such good health and finger so good at this age."