This is heartbreaking news!
Beloved actress, comedian and American icon Betty White has died, just weeks before a milestone birthday ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Betty passed away at her home Friday morning.
A trailblazer and pioneer in media, Betty had the longest running career in TV as a female prior to her death -- having starred in multiple shows over the past 8 decades, starting in 1939. Betty is perhaps most famous for her lead role as Rose Nylund in "The Golden Girls," which ran from 1985 to 1992. She'd been in TONS of other stuff throughout her life though.
Story developing. Rest in peace, Betty.