Betty White Dead at 99: Ryan Reynolds and Others Mourn Beloved Star

Kathy Griffin tweeted, “Betty White. Where do I begin? I’ve known her long, but I think the first time I met her was when she was a guest star on Suddenly Susan in the late 90s. Everyone was very excited she was on the show. I had accidentally parked in her parking spot that day. She walks in…yells from the back of the soundstage for everyone to hear ‘Where’s that redheaded bitch who stole my parking spot???’ SWOON. A friendship was born.”

She continued, “Another time I was lucky enough to present at the primetime Emmy awards with the lake [sic] great Don Rickles. He and Betty and I…We’re sitting backstage at rehearsal with the great Mary Tyler Moore. Don and Betty and I were being silly and vulgar and Mary was not having it. Mary got up and walked away and Don turned to Betty and I and said ‘She was never the warmest.’ We laughed way too hard.”

She also recalled when the actress guest starred on her show Kathy Griffin My Life on the D List in 2009, on an episode where Griffin’s mom, Maggie, has a play date with White. Griffin called it a “bucket list memory, touching and hilarious at the same time.”

“We surprised Maggie, so when Betty shows up at Sizzler Senior Early Bird Special, my Mom about fell OUT!” Griffin tweeted. “And I got to spend the day on film and off camera, with my mom and Betty White. It was basically a dream girls day. Betty legit treated my mom like a friend. She answered every question, acted very shocked at every word out of my mouth, which was mandatory.”

Griffin added, “She hung out with my mom, like a peer. She treated me like we were in the same club or something. She actually treated me like an equal in the comedy gurrrl world. She was as sharp and funny as she was soft and wise and no matter how long this world continues to spin, there will be only one Betty White.”

Steve Aoki tweeted, “Betty White was a [goat emoji].”

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