TV Icon Betty White’s Final ‘Sweet’ Message Was About Her Late Husband Allen Ludden, Vicki Lawrence Shares

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TV icon Betty White’s final “sweet” message she shared before she died was about her late husband Allen Ludden, famed former costar Vicki Lawrence told Page Six.

“I texted Carol [Burnett] and said, ‘This just sucks. I hate this. It’s just horrible to see the people you love so much go away,'” the 72-year-old actress shared with Page Six in a piece published Monday.

“Carol wrote back and said, ‘I know, I know. I spoke to Betty’s assistant, who was with her when she passed, and she said the very last word out of her mouth was ‘Allen,'” she added, referring to White’s husband. (RELATED: Legendary Star Betty White’s Cause Of Death Revealed)


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“How sweet is that?” Lawrence continued. “I said, ‘That is so sweet. God, I hope that’s true. For all of us, I really hope it’s true, a lovely thought.'”

The legendary star and Ludden were married from 1963 until his death in 1981 when he died at the age of 63 of stomach cancer, the outlet noted.

Lawrence and Betty worked together on “Mamas Family” and she said the late actress was always so much fun to be on set with.

“Well, you didn’t really work with her, you just had a good time,” Vicki shared. “Carol called it ‘playing in the sandbox,’ and I think that’s exactly what it was. Betty was just the perfect playmate. And I have to say this, she was incredibly professional. I don’t remember her ever not being prepared or ever messing up her lines.”

The “Golden Girls” star died on New Year’s Eve day, just weeks away from celebrating her 100th birthday. Her longtime pal and representative Jeff Witjas said the actress died of natural causes.