THE ANGELS – Betty White’s former home in Brentwood has been demolished for nearly a year since the icon passed away.
On Sunday, a post was shared on White’s Instagram announcing that the “Golden Girls” star’s former residence is no longer standing.
“Hi everyone! I owe a post (or two), I know. This is such a busy time of year and Betty’s death anniversary is coming up in a way I hadn’t anticipated. Her Brentwood home is no more (Except for the fireplaces which will be gone before long.) I promise a wonderful tribute to our most wonderful lady very soon!, the caption read.
According to the Los Angeles Times, White’s assistant, Kiersten Mikelas, is in charge of the late star’s social media account.
In the image, a remaining chimney was the only thing left in the excavated lot. Many fans took to the comment section of the post, expressing their concern as to why White’s house was demolished.
“Why the hell would they tear it down?” wrote one user, adding a sad face emoji. “This is terrible! Why demolish such beautiful icons [sic] Not even a full year after he died?!” added another.
White’s former Los Angeles residence was listed for sale in April for $10.5 million. The home was listed as demolished, which gives the new owner permission to demolish the property. According to Entertainment Tonight, the house sold for $10.678 million in June.
The single-family home, built in 1952, had a quick closing after coming on the market for the first time in more than 50 years.
Exterior of Betty White’s house in Brentwood
White’s husband, Allen Ludden, first purchased the property in 1968. The actress lived there until her death in December 2021.
The “park-like” property overlooks the Getty Museum and views of the mountains, and was described in the listing as “lovingly cared for.”
The listing also noted that the property would be a “rare opportunity to build your dream home” on a flat lot in a “serene country setting.”
White died on New Year’s Eve 2021 at age 99 after suffering a stroke. He was just weeks away from what would have been his 100th birthday.
Angelica Stabile of Fox Business contributed to this report.
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