“The world looks different now. She was great at defying expectation. She managed to grow very old and somehow, not old enough. We’ll miss you, Betty. Now you know the secret,” Mr Reynolds tweeted on Friday.
Ms White had recently joked to People magazine that Mr Reynolds couldn’t get over her despite her affection for Robert Redford.
“I’m absolutely sick of the media exploiting past relationships just to drive clicks,” Mr Reynolds responded in jest.
“Our national treasure, Betty White, has passed just before her 100th birthday. Our Sue Ann Nivens, our beloved Rose Nylund, has joined the heavens to delight the stars with her inimitable style, humour, and charm. A great loss to us all. We shall miss her dearly,” George Takei wrote.
“No, you know what? F**k it. Betty White was 100 in my…