The World Looks Different Now - Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds has shared a touching tribute following the death of his friend Betty White.

The World Looks Different Now - Ryan Reynolds

White died on Friday at age 99, PEOPLE has confirmed, just two and a half weeks before she would have celebrated her 100th birthday.

The World Looks Different Now - Ryan Reynolds

"The world looks different now," Reynolds wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of the iconic comedian.

The World Looks Different Now - Ryan Reynolds

"She was great at defying expectation. She managed to grow very old and somehow, not old enough. We'll miss you, Betty."

The World Looks Different Now - Ryan Reynolds

Reynolds and White, who costarred in the 2009 rom-com The Proposal, had maintained a sweet relationship over the years.

The World Looks Different Now - Ryan Reynolds

The Deadpool actor often jokingly referred to the legendary comedian as his ex-girlfriend.

The World Looks Different Now - Ryan Reynolds

White was set to mark a milestone birthday early next year, but Reynolds never missed an opportunity to send her birthday wishes in the past.

The World Looks Different Now - Ryan Reynolds

The actor posted on Instagram for the occasion in 2019, sharing a photo of himself and White and joking about their past romantic history.

The World Looks Different Now - Ryan Reynolds

"I don't usually post about ex-girlfriends. But Betty's special," he wrote in the caption. "Happy Birthday to the one and only, @bettymwhite 🎂."