Los Angeles home of Betty White demolished nearly a year after her death
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The Los Angeles home of legendary entertainment icon Betty White has been demolished, nearly a year after her passing. White's assistant Kiersten Mikelas shared a photo of the property on White's Instagram, showing that only the fireplaces were still standing, though they would also be taken down soon.
The Colonial-style home, located in the Brentwood neighborhood, was originally purchased by White and her husband Allen Ludden in the 1960s. The 3000-square-foot property featured five bedrooms, six baths, a swimming pool, and park-like areas.
The property sold for $10.68 million in June.
"Hello all! I owe a post (or two) I know," she wrote. "This is such a busy time of year and coming up on the anniversary of Betty's passing is hitting in ways I hadn't anticipated.
Her Brentwood home is no more (save the fireplaces which will be gone in short order). I promise a wonderful tribute to our most wonderful lady very soon!!!!"
White passed away on New Year's Eve 2021, just weeks before her 100th birthday.
She died peacefully in her sleep due to complications from a stroke. White was known for her iconic roles in television and film, including "The Golden Girls" and "Mary Tyler Moore," and was beloved by fans for her sharp wit and infectious sense of humor.
"Even though Betty was about to be 100, I thought she would live forever," White's longtime friend and agent Jeff Witjas told PEOPLE. "I will miss her terribly and so will the animal world that she loved so much. I don't think Betty ever feared passing because she always wanted to be with her most beloved husband Allen Ludden.
She believed she would be with him again." Throughout her long and storied career, White received numerous accolades for her work in entertainment, including seven Emmy Awards, three American Comedy Awards, and a Grammy Award.
She was also inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame and the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame. In 2010, she was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, becoming the oldest recipient of the award at the age of 88.
White continued to act well into her later years, making guest appearances on popular shows such as "Hot in Cleveland" and "The Bold and the Beautiful." She will be remembered as a pioneer and trailblazer in the entertainment industry, and her impact on television and film will not be forgotten.