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Celebrities, politicians react to Betty White’s death

Tributes from actors, comedians and politicians poured in on social media Friday in reaction to the death of Betty White. "The Golden Girls" star was 99.

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Tributes from actors, celebrities and organizations poured in on social media Friday following the death of TV legend Betty White. "The Golden Girls" star was 99.

— "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 Joe Biden

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"Another brilliant talent has made her transition. I had the pleasure of getting to know Betty White and shared a few giggles with her. May she rest in well-earned peace." — Dionne Warwick

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"Thank you for the laughter, light and love you gave to me and brought into every room you entered. May we all try to be more like Betty and carry her light with us into this New Year. That’s what she would have wanted. I love you, Betty!" — Marie Osmond

"Betty White : I is very hard to absorb you are not here anymore.. But the memories of your deLIGHT are ..Thank you for yur humor, your warmth and your activism ... Rest now and say Hi to Bill." — Henry Winkler

"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." — Ryan Reynolds

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"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

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"She was a legend, trailblazer and cultural icon who blessed generations with her talent and humor. She will be truly missed." — Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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"Peace and love, Betty White." — Susanna Hoffs

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"A spirit of goodness and hope. Betty White was much beloved because of who she was, and how she embraced a life well lived. Her smile. Her sense of humor. Her basic decency. Our world would be better if more followed her example. It is diminished with her passing." — Dan Rather

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"Betty White will always be hot in Cleveland. RIP to a TV legend." — Cleveland Guardians

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"RIP Betty White" — Cleveland Browns

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"Y'all, with the passing of #BettyWhite we have lost one of the best humans ever!" — LeVar Burton

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"So we're eating cheesecake in honor of Betty White. Who's with me?" — Ariana DeBose

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"Celebrating 99 years of your love on the planet. Thank you Betty White." — Oprah Winfrey

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"Our deepest sympathies to the family & loved ones of #BettyWhite who graced us with her joyful presence and remarkable talent as Ann Douglas. Betty was as Bold and Beautiful as they come and she will be greatly missed." — 'Bold and the Beautiful'

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"Today, we lost a beloved TV icon. Betty White was a pioneering actress, who blessed generations of Americans with her talent and humor for 8 decades.

"May it be a comfort to her loved ones and many admirers that so many mourn with them during this sad time." — Nancy Pelosi

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"RIP to Betty White who was charming, delightful, hilarious, talented and unproblematic for 99.9 years." — Roxane Gay

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"We are saddened by the passing of Betty White.

"Not only was she an amazing actress, she also served during WWII as a member of the American Women's Voluntary Services.

"A true legend on and off the screen." — Army

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"She was a beacon of hope throughout her career, bringing joy and humor to everything she did. Although she may not have been born here, she was a timeless Californian treasure, through and through, and was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2010. Betty happily shared her talents with the world, and her spark will live on, inspiring generations to come." — California Gov. Gavin Newsom