Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Betty White “made an enormous impact on the life of our city,” adding that the city will be “forever grateful” for her service to the Los Angeles Zoo.
“The City of L.A. will be forever grateful for her years of service to the L.A. Zoo on behalf of the animals in our care and the people who love them,” Garcetti said in a series of tweets
“Her career in Hollywood blessed us with warm memories that will always live in our hearts,” the mayor added.
White was an animal lover and spokesperson for animal welfare, serving as a trustee of the Morris Animal Foundation for more than 40 years.
See the mayor’s tweet:
Betty White leaves a monumental legacy on and off stage, with humor and humanity that touched lives everywhere and made an enormous impact on the life of our city.
Her career in Hollywood blessed us with warm memories that will always live in our hearts.
— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) December 31, 2021