This year has seen a large number of beloved stars leaving us, including David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Alan Rickman and now actress and author Carrie Fisher.
Even U.S. novelist George R.R. Martin, who is notorious for killing of swathes of his characters in his “Game of Throne” novels, has referred to 2016 as a “wretched year.”
A user named Demetrios Hrysikos from South Carolina created a GoFundMe page to “protect” the Golden Girls actress from 2016. “Help 2016 catch these hands if it goes anywhere near Betty White,” Hrysikos wrote. “If she’s okay with it, I will fly to wherever Betty White is and keep her safe till Jan. 1, 2017.”
People have donated as much as $100 to Hrysikos’ mission to keep White safe from the perils of 2016. The campaign has raised $2,146 as of Wednesday morning.
White has been a victim of a number of celebrity death hoaxes over the years, in which news of her death was widely and falsely reported.