By Sandra Rose  | 

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Legendary actress Betty White passed away 6 days after suffering a stroke, according to her death certificate, obtained by TMZ.

Betty's cause of death is listed as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), which is caused by blood clots or a ruptured blood vessel that results in a lack of blood flow to part of the brain.

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TMZ reports The Golden Girls TV sitcom star died "peacefully in her sleep" at her home on December 31, 2021, less than 3 weeks before she would have celebrated her 100th birthday.

A movie honoring the milestone, "Betty White: 100 Years Young -- A Birthday Celebration" will still be released. It features White's friends and colleagues, including Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Leno, Carol Burnett, Jimmy Kimmel, and more.