Betty White's "Sweet" Last Word Revealed by Her Former Co-Star

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Betty White called out her late husband's name just seconds before she passed away from natural causes on New Year's Eve at the age of 99.

The beloved actress said the word "Allen," referencing Allen Ludden, a former actor and game show host. The two married in 1963 but Ludden tragically died due to complications caused by stomach cancer in 1981 at the age of 63.

Vicki Lawrence, who was White's co-star on "Mama's Family," told Page Six that she contacted her friend Carol Burnett as soon as she heard that White had passed.

"I texted Carol and said, ‘This just sucks. I hate this. It’s just horrible to see the people you love so much go away."

"Carol wrote back and said, 'I know, I know. I spoke to Betty's assistant, who was with her when she passed, and she said the very last word out of her mouth was 'Allen.'"

"How sweet is that? I said, 'That is so sweet. God, I hope that's true. For all of us, I really hope it's true, a lovely thought."

White would have celebrated her 100th birthday on January 17th. Movie theaters nationwide are still planning on screening the one-night-only 100th birthday special, Betty White: 100 Years Young, now retitled Betty White: A Celebration.

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