Betty White Dead At 99: Steve Martin, Henry Winkler And More Stars React

Betty White has died at 99, just weeks shy of her 100th birthday.

The legendary entertainer, who was known for her sharp wit and loveable personality, was beloved by many in the Hollywood community and beyond. Dozens of celebrities, from Steve Martin and Henry Winkler to George Takei and Marlee Matlin to Kathy Griffin paid their respects to Betty on Friday.

Betty would have been 100 on January 17 and stars reflected on her incredible career from starring in “Golden Girls” to her big-screen moments in “The Proposal” and more.

“Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever,” her agent and close friend Jeff Witjas told PEOPLE in a statement on Friday. “I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much. I don’t think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden. She believed she would be with him again.”

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Melissa Rivers

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Marlee Matlin

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Debbie Allen: 

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