A People Magazine cover story that prematurely celebrated television legend and comedian Betty White’s 100th birthday touting her ‘good health’ was conducted via email.

This cover story ran in December 28, both online and printed, with the headline “Betty White Turns 100!”White’s funeral was three days away when ‘The Last Days of White’ appeared in the magazine. 

‘Liz McNeil conducted PEOPLE’s interview with Betty White via email a few weeks ago,’ People’s publicist, Julie Farin confirmed to ShowBiz411, ‘the answers are Betty White’s direct responses to Liz’s questions.’

White shares her feelings and how they have kept her going over the years with her sharp sense of humor. White shared that she is so fortunate to feel in good health at her age and feels so happy. It’s amazing.’  

Comedic legend Betty White conducted her People Magazine via email ahead of her 100th birthday. White died just 17 days shy of her centennial on December 31

Betty White, comedian legend, conducted People Magazine via email before her 100th Birthday. White, who was just 17 days short of her centennial celebrations on December 31, 2017, died.

White dished on what she credits to her long life and continued success in the magazine feature, which published Tuesday

White spoke out about what she attributes to her success and long life. The magazine featured was published Tuesday.

The beloved actress was last seen in public on January 17, 2020 when DailyMail.com spotted the Golden Girls actress in Beverly Hills running errands with her driver a day before her 98th birthday

DailyMail.com saw the beloved actress last in public January 17, 2020, when she was seen running errands in Beverly Hills with her driver. This happened just a day before her 99th birthday.

She says she was born a cockeyed optimist. It was something I learned from my mother, and it has never stopped. It’s always the positive.  

“I avoid everything green,” the actress stated about her diet. I believe it is working. 

White only shared three quotes in the interview, while White’s bulk of quotes were culled from interviews with friends and colleagues.  

White, who was America’s beloved after her Emmy-winning role on sitcoms on TV, ended a long career that spanned more than 80 years. On Friday, White passed away from natural causes. 

A source close to her star said that she wasn’t suffering any special ailments, and didn’t have a sudden sickness. 

White was home when police arrived, stressing that they are only looking into her death for procedural reasons and not suspecting foul play. As the afternoon progressed, a van belonging to a black coroner was seen departing.

Jeff Witjas, her agent and close friend has dispelled rumors that White had died due to complications from a booster. 

Betty died in her sleep, at her house. Some people claim that she died because she received a booster shot 3 days before her death. However, this is incorrect. Her death was natural. Her death should not be politicized — that is not the life she lived.’ 

White played the role of Rose Nylund (batty Rose) in The Golden Girls. After stating that she was healthy throughout her years, White is now the lead on the show. 

In her eighteen years of television, she recorded numerous historic moments, including being awarded the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest TV career for a female entertainer, the first sitcom produced by a woman, and the oldest host of Saturday Night Live. 

Some have accused People Magazine of ‘jinxing’ actress Jodie Foster, who died Friday, 17 days before her centennial.

John Leavitt is one writer summed it up best??’  

Ben Dreyfuss, journalist captured the emotion of those who were reading the article. writing 

Shauna also wrote, “Thanks to Betty White for her death, @people.

On the release of the story to her 1.6 million followers, the Golden Girls actress tweeted about it.

‘My 100th birthday… I cannot believe it is coming up, and People Magazine is celebrating with me!,’ she tweeted Tuesday.  

White had planned to host her 100th birthday celebration by having it filmed as a documentary entitled Betty White: 100 years Young – A Celebration.

White was to be followed in every day life of the film and it was scheduled to air at approximately 900 cinemas across the country. The documentary would be followed by live footage of White’s birthday celebration. 

The future of the screenings is not known.

White (right) was asked to guest star as Sue Ann Nivens on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. The character was written as an 'icky-sweet Betty White type' with a secret life as a promiscuous man-eater. Producers were hesitant to actually cast White on account of her close relationship with Moore. They worried it would create bad blood between the best friends if the part didn't work out. Nonetheless, she was cast for the role and became an instant sensation

White (right), was requested to play the role of Sue Ann Nivens in Mary Tyler Moore Show’s guest-starring. White was described as an “icky-sweet Betty White” character with secret lives as a promiscuous man-eater. Due to Moore’s intimate relationship, White was a bit reluctantly cast. It was feared that White would cause friction between their best friends and could lead to bad blood if it didn’t happen. However, the part was offered to her and she became an instant success.

In 1985, at the age of 63, Betty White (right) scored her second signature role and the biggest hit of her career as the naive and tenderhearted 'Rose Nylund' on The Golden Girls. Starring alongside, Rue McClanahan (left), Estelle Getty (center left) and Bea Arthur (center right). The heartwarming show followed four women over the age of 50, who lived together and navigated the stresses of modern life

Betty White was 63 when she landed her second iconic role as Rose Nylund (right). The Golden Girls. Estelle and Rue Getty, (center left), and Bea Art (center right) star alongside. Heartwarming drama about four 50-year-old women who lived in harmony and managed the modern stresses.

In 2010, Betty White became the oldest person to host SNL at the age of 88. Though she struggled with stage fright and the grueling work schedule, her misgivings paid off when she won her seventh Emmy Award for Best Guest Actress in a comedy series

Betty White, 88 years old, became the host of SNL in 2010. She struggled with stage fear and the long work hours, but her misgivings were rewarded when she won her seventh Emmy Award in Best Guest Actress for Comedy Series.

The day prior to her 98th birthday in January 2020, she was seen running errands in public with her driver. This star shielded herself from COVID the entire year last and all of 2021.

Soon after her outing she started limiting contacts with others in order to prevent contracting the disease. She said that she was just letting the virus pass her quarantine at home in Los Angeles when it surged.

After graduating from Beverly Hills High School, Betty White got her start in showbiz in 1939 when she was asked to perform a song from The Merry Widow on an experimental television show filmed in downtown Los Angeles. 'I was there when television first started. We grew up together,' she said

Betty White graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1939. She was invited to sing a song by The Merry Widow for an experimental TV show that was being filmed downtown Los Angeles. “I was there at the beginning of television.” They grew up together’, she stated.

So she didn’t even have to go out of her home, the star had her essential chores like grocery shopping taken care. 

Furthermore, she said that she only came in contact with those who were equally keen to avoid the virus and respected her state’s orders not to leave.

White continued to communicate with her family and friends via Zoom calls despite the pandemic.

Acting credits include her last role in 2019. Toy Story 4’s Bitey white, which she plays the playful character. 

In a statement to People, her friend and agent Jeff Witjas stated that Betty would be 99 soon, but she thought she’d live forever.

“I will be missing her so much and the animals that she loved so deeply. Betty didn’t fear her death, she just wanted to be with Allen Ludden. He was her only hope.

White has left behind an enormous legacy of comedy, acting, writing, activism for animals, and as one the pioneering women in television.