People Magazine published a cover article claiming that Betty White was’so blessed to be so healthy’ in advance of her 100th Birthday. This story has since been called a jinx by the famed comedic actress who died on Friday, 17 days before her centennial. 

The magazine’s December 28 cover story ran online as well as in print.White’s funeral was three days away when ‘Betty White Turns 100!’ was published.  

White tells the story with her sharp humor about what keeps her going. 

Her diet was described as “I avoid any green.” It seems to be working. 

White stated that he was so fortunate to have such great health at his age and feels so happy. It’s amazing.’

Social media users are pointing out this darkly ironic headline which teased a profile of comedic legend Betty White ahead of her 100th birthday. White died just 17 days shy of her centennial on December 31

Users of social media are drawing attention to this ironic headline, which featured Betty White’s profile ahead of her 100th Birthday. White passed away just 17 days before her centennial, on December 31st.

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. 

John Leavitt is one writer summed it up best? : “You have to admit that having a magazine dedicated solely to your 100th Birthday hit the shelves and dying just before it is published is great comic timing.”  

Ben Dreyfuss, a journalist, captured the feeling of the people who saw the story. writing 

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

Golden Girls’ star, Golden Girls, tweeted the news on the same day that it was published to her 1.6million fans.

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

White was America’s Sweetheart, having capped an 80-year career with Emmy-winning television roles. Law enforcement confirms that White died from natural causes on Friday morning.

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

White shared her secrets for her longevity and success with the magazine’s feature on Tuesday.

A source close to White told TMZ that she was not suffering any special ailments, and didn’t have a sudden sickness. White was visited by police on Friday. However, they stressed that the investigation into her death was purely procedural and no foul play was being suspected. As afternoon progressed, police also saw a van carrying a black coroner.

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. 

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’s day to day life was the subject of the documentary, which was set for screening in 900 theatres throughout the nation. The documentary would be followed by live footage from her birthday party. 

However, it is unclear if screenings will continue to take place.

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 invited to star on Mary Tyler Moore’s Mary Ann Nivens Show. White’s character is described as an icky-sweet Betty White with a secret life of a promiscuous woman-eater. Because of Moore’s closeness to White, producers were reluctant to cast her. 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 Getty (center), Rue McClanahan and Bea Arthur are the stars. This heartwarming series followed the lives of four older women, all over 50. They lived together as they navigated modern-day life’s 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 was 88 when she became host of SNL. 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.

Last time she was photographed out running errands together with her driver, it was January 2020. 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. It first appeared in her home, and she stated that she was “relaxing” through the quarantine.

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 present when TV first began. She said, “We grew up together.”

To make sure she was not leaving her home, all her basic errands such as grocery shopping were taken care by her. She also stated that she only came in contact with those who were equally careful of the virus and respected her state’s orders to stay at home.

White maintained contact with loved ones and her fans via Zoom calls, despite the pandemic.

“Even though Betty was almost 100 years old, I believed she would live forever,” Jeff Witjas, Betty’s agent, stated in a statement that People received.

“I will be missing her so badly and the animals that she loved so deeply. Betty never feared her passing. She wanted to be there for Allen Ludden, whom she loved so much. He was her only hope.

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