Legendary TV Journalist Andy Rooney Dies at 92
A mainstay on CBS airwaves, Andy Rooney passed away at a New York City hospital at the age 92 on Friday night (November 4).
The legendary TV journalist and anchor of the Sunday night news magazine "60 Minutes" had undergone minor surgery just weeks ago, of which he was then reported to be suffering from "serious complications".
Early last month, CBS announced that Rooney would be making his last regular weekly appearance on "60 Minutes" on Oct. 2. The show marked his 1,097th episode in 33 years of hosting the program.
Following his permanent sign off from television, the man once dubbed "America's favorite grump" by TV Guide said the following:
"I wish I could do this forever. I can't, though. I probably haven't said anything here that you didn't already know or have already thought. That's what a writer does. A writer's job is to tell the truth."
Mr. Rooney made his debut into television following World War II, writing for various media personalities before going on to his most recognizable role, helming CBS' "60 Minutes" for 33 years.
A resident of Manhattan, he is survived by his four children.
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