Ryan Reynolds & Joe Biden Pay Tribute To Late Betty White
The death of legendary TV actress and comedian Betty White on New Year’s Eve was a bitter ending note to 2021, and many of her admirers and former co-stars have shared sweet memories and tributes to her in the days following.
TV Host Seth Meyers humorously recalled that White got a standing ovation at a Saturday Night Live afterparty and that she “stayed ’til the bitter end.” White was brought in to host SNL in 2010 after a successful Facebook campaign garnered huge public attention, and ended up winning a Primetime Emmy Award for her performance.
RIP Betty White, the only SNL host I ever saw get a standing ovation at the after party. A party at which she ordered a vodka and a hotdog and stayed til the bitter end.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) December 31, 2021
Ryan Reynolds, who starred alongside White in the 2009 romantic comedy The Proposal tweeted a photo of the iconic actress, beginning simply and poignantly with “The world looks different now.” The Proposal was White’s first major film role in several years, and her performance was extremely positively received and sparked a resurgence of her popularity in the 2010s.
The world looks different now. She was great at defying expectation. She managed to grow very old and somehow, not old enough. We’ll miss you, Betty. Now you know the secret. pic.twitter.com/uevwerjobS
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 31, 2021
“She’s a cultural icon who will sorely be missed. Jill and I are thinking of her family and all those who loved her this New Year’s Eve,” wrote President Joe Biden in part of his Twitter tribute to the Golden Girls star.
Betty White brought a smile to the lips of generations of Americans. She’s a cultural icon who will be sorely missed. Jill and I are thinking of her family and all those who loved her this New Year’s Eve.
— President Biden (@POTUS) December 31, 2021
You can read more moving celebrity tributes to Betty White’s legacy below:
5) at Sizzler Senior Early Bird Special, my Mom about fell OUT! And I got to spend the day on film and off camera, with my mom and Betty White. It was basically a dream girls day. Betty legit treated my mom like a friend. She answered every question, acted very shocked at…
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) December 31, 2021
She made us laugh. Thank you Betty White. RIP. pic.twitter.com/d6XeLrlnm1
— Pete Souza (@PeteSouza) December 31, 2021
While watching the news last night I learned of Betty White’s passing. Betty will live forever not only in this world but the world here after. I will always love her as we all will!
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) January 1, 2022
What an exceptional life.
I’m grateful for every second I got to spend with Betty White.
Sending love to her family, friends and all of us.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 31, 2021
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