Andy Rooney, television’s most celebrated curmudgeon, died Friday night, about one month after ending his 33-year run as the closing essayist on CBS’ top-rated newsmagazine “60 Minutes.”
He died in a New York City hospital of complications after minor surgery, according to a CBS statement released Saturday.
Rooney was 92. In a 2010 interview with USA TODAY, he was asked about retiring and shot back his own question: “Retire? From what? Life?”
Andy Rooney was an American radio and television writer. He was most notable for his weekly broadcast “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney”, a part of the CBS News program 60 Minutes from 1978 to 2011. His final regular appearance on 60 Minutes aired October 2, 2011
RIP Andy Rooney