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Back off, 2016: A man launched a GoFundMe page to 'protect' iconic actress Betty White

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The deaths of celebrities such as David Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali, Alan Rickman, Alan Thicke, George Michael and most recently Carrie Fisher and her mother Debbie Reynolds have left a dark mark on the year 2016. 

Now, Demetrios Hrysikos of Spartanburg, South Carolina, is doing everything he can to protect comedian Betty White from 2016. 

Hrysikos launched the GoFundMe page "Help protect Betty White from 2016" just hours after news of Fisher's death circulated. 


"If she's okay with it I will fly to where ever Betty White is and keep her safe till Jan 1, 2017," Hrysikos wrote on the GoFunMe page.

Soon afterward, fans of the 94-year-old actress took to social media, urging her to stay healthy. 

But not everyone is worried about White.

White's representative told CNN she is doing well and is on vacation. 

"Betty and I have a deal: That she will live until at least 100," Jeff Witjas, her representative, told CNN. 


Hrysikos said he plans to donate all the money from the GoFundMe to the Spartanburg Little Theater "to help craft new stars of stage and screen to carry [the] mantel of the legends that have left is this year."

So far, the campaign has garnered more than $6,000. 


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