Andy Rooney

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


Posted on November 5, 2011, in In Memoriam and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I didn’t watch his last show but man I would always enjoy listening to his colorful commentary. R.I.P. Mr. Rooney.

  2. Besides The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, 60 minutes has always been my favorite show, so I feel like I’ve grown up with him. Mr Rooney will be missed.

    RIP Andy Rooney

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