Betty White died from a stroke … a stroke she suffered nearly a week before she passed … TMZ has learned.
Betty’s cause of death is listed as a cerebrovascular accident, according to her death certificate, which is a loss of blood flow to part of the brain, resulting in brain tissue damage.
It’s interesting … the certificate, obtained by TMZ, says Betty suffered the stroke 6 days before her death.
Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … Betty was alert and coherent after the stroke, and she died peacefully in her sleep at home.
A cerebrovascular accident can be caused by blood clots or broken blood vessels in the brain.
TMZ broke the story … Betty passed away at her home on the final morning of 2021 … less than 3 weeks before she would have celebrated her 100th birthday.
Betty’s birthday — January 17 — will still see the debut of a movie honoring the milestone, “Betty White: 100 Years Young — A Birthday Celebration” … and it features tons of stars, including Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Leno, Carol Burnett, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, Valerie Bertinelli, James Corden, Wendy Malick and Jennifer Love Hewitt.