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Betty White’s Agent Says Funeral Arrangements Being Handled Privately: ‘She Never Wanted People to Make a Fuss

Betty White's Agent Says Funeral Arrangements Being Handled Privately: 'She Never Wanted People to Make a Fuss'

Goldie Hawn 和更多明星在 NBC 特别节目中庆祝 Betty White 的一生 will be honored privately as the late comedian would have wanted.

Her close friend and agent at APA (Agency for the Performing Arts) Jeff Witjas tells PEOPLE that White — who died at the age of 99 十二月. 31 — will be put to rest in a private ceremony, which is still being planned.

The arrangements are being handled privately and that was Betty’s wish,” Witjas says. “As in life, she never wanted people to make a fuss over her.

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Goldie Hawn 和更多明星在 NBC 特别节目中庆祝 Betty White 的一生
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Witjas shared that those hoping to honor White’s memory are encouraged to donate to her favorite organizations, 其中包括: The Los Angeles Zoo, Tree People, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Wildlife Learning Center, Actors and Animals for Others, The Aquarium of the PacificGuide Dogs For the Blind.

If someone has a desire to do something in her honor, you can support or donate to one or more of her favorite charities or even donate to a local animal charity of your choice,” 他说.

While White was widely known for her work on screen, she also had a passion for animal advocacy. The actress worked with the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) — the nonprofit partner of the Los Angeles Zoo — for over 50 年, joining the Board of Trustees in 1974.

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White was honored as the City of Los Angeles’ “Ambassador to the Animals” 在 2006, and was later made an honorary zookeeper by the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers.

More recently in 2017, White received the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal, which recognized hercommitment to wildlife and efforts to create a sustainable planet.

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White’s death came just weeks shy of what would have been her 100th birthday on Jan. 17. Witjas 确认的 to PEOPLE that the [object Window] 星星 “died peacefully in her sleep at her home.

在 2012, nearly a decade before her death, 白色的 告诉 纽约时报 columnist Frank Bruni that she saw “没有什么” difficult about aging and recalled her mom’swonderful approach to death.

White explained, “她说, ‘We know we have managed to find out almost anything that exists, but nobody knowswhat happens at that moment when it’s over’ … 她说, ‘It’s the one secret that we don’t know.So whenever we would lose somebody very close and very dear, she would always say, '好, now he knows the secret.And it took the curse off of it somehow.

White added, “I have no fear or dread of death. [但] I’m happy as a lark to stay around as long as I can.