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Andy Rooney

Dead at 92

11/5/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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CBS icon Andy Rooney -- who was with the network for nearly 60 years -- died yesterday ... reps at CBS confirm.

Rooney had been hospitalized last month for "serious complications" following minor surgery.

Details of Rooney's condition had not been released.

"60 Minutes" executive producer Jeff Fager released a statement saying, "It's a sad day for everybody here at CBS News ... it's hard to imagine not having Andy around. He loved his life and he lived it on his own terms. We will miss him very much."

Rooney last appeared on "60 Minutes" on October 2 -- in which he marveled at the weight of his new laptop computer ... saying, "It weights less than 3 pounds ... I lose that much getting mad waiting to get on the plane through security at the airport."

He was 92.

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Anna    

I'm going to miss his commentaries as well as his wooly eyebrows, the later were legendary!

897 days ago
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tami    

Andy Rooney entertained me on Sunday evenings. RIP you were one of a kind.

897 days ago
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the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Goodbye, Andy Rooney.

897 days ago
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lalalalalalalalalalalalalalalala!    

I'm really sad about this one. His honest commentary will be missed.

897 days ago
20.

6one9    

RIP Andy Rooney!!
I remember you back when I was a kid and my parents watched 60 minutes!!

897 days ago
21.

Loving Latina    

Rest In Peace Andy Rooney. Thank you for your words and your writings. You are truly a part of American History, especially television history.

897 days ago
22.

schoen1    

I wonder what the serious complications were. It's too bad to go into the hospital for minor surgery and end up dead.

897 days ago
23.

RonBurgundy    

I understand the eyebrows are still alive. They are currently being removed and are being released back into the forest...

897 days ago
24.

kyle    

Thats horrible news.....not. He was a grumpy old man...hey Andy whats the deal with oranges why are they soooo orange.

897 days ago
25.

wtf    

he "loved life"?

he never stopped bitching about life.

897 days ago
26.

Milano Milano    

i miss u any ronney

897 days ago
27.

Kaffee    

He was a good guy--really looked forward to his chats on 60 Minutes. RIP Mr. Rooney.

897 days ago
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steve williams    

Thanks for the memories, you'll be missed

897 days ago
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Areader    

My prayers go out to Andy's family and friends!

897 days ago
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His Prince Michael    

The House of David offers deep condolences, and prayers, for the family, friends, colleagues, and the entire staff at CBS,
during the loss of our beloved Andy Rooney.
America's Neighbor -trying to make sense of it all.

May The True and Living YAHWEH, bless the soul of Mr. Andrew Rooney.

897 days ago
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