Horace Logan White Obituary, Cause Of Death, How Did Horace Logan White Die?. Horace L. White, a World War I veteran and electrical supply dealer, appeared to be doing okay despite the coming Great Depression because his family owned their home and—perhaps more importantly for Betty’s future career—a radio. Horace and Tess were both raised in Chicago by Canadian-born mothers and a single sibling of the opposite gender (thank you, Canada, for sharing yet another comedic talent with your Southern neighbor).
Both had immigrant fathers, implying that White’s four grandparents were all born outside of the United States, despite the fact that the details are startling. According to DNA tests, Betty White is one-quarter Danish, one-quarter Greek, one-quarter Canadian, one-eighth Welsh, and one-eighth English. Her Canadian section has many branches that date back many years.
Horace Logan White Obituary, Cause Of Death, How Did Horace Logan White Die?
White’s cause of death is listed as a “cerebrovascular accident” on her death certificate. According to TMZ, which obtained a copy of White’s death certificate, a cerebrovascular accident is defined as a loss of blood supply to a portion of the brain, resulting in brain tissue damage. According to TMZ, White had a stroke six days before her death. Horace passed away in 1996.