Following a statement claiming Betty White died from natural causes, the release of the famed actor's death certificate revealed she died of a cerebrovascular accident caused by a stroke.

According to the death certificate obtained Monday by TMZ, White’s ​​cause of death was listed as a cerebrovascular accident. The actress died from a stroke she suffered about a week before her death.

The NIH describes a cerebrovascular accident as loss of blood flow to a part of the brain, which causes brain tissue damage. A cerebrovascular accident can be caused by blood clots and broken blood vessels in the brain.

However, the chances of suffering a cerebrovascular accident increase if an individual has a history of strokes, high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, or is older in age.

White died on New Year’s Eve, three weeks before her 100th birthday. Following her death, rumors spread that the “Golden Girls” alum died after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine booster.

White's agent Jeff Witjas denied that her death was caused by the booster. “People are saying her death was related to getting a booster shot three days earlier, but that is not true. She died of natural causes,” he said in a statement.

“Her death should not be politicized — that is not the life she lived,” Witjas added.

Despite suffering a stroke a week before her death, sources claimed White was coherent and alert after the incident, and peacefully died in her sleep.

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Actress Betty White is pictured on June 20, 2015. Amanda Edwards/WireImage