The delightful Andy Rooney has sadly passed away at the age of 92. The unforgettable “60 Minutes” personality died last night following an undisclosed surgery that saw major complications, and he never recovered.
Rooney made his final regular appearance on “60 Minutes” a little less than a month ago with the door being left open by CBS for him “to speak his mind on ‘60 Minutes’ when the urge hits him.”
This paragraph from the New York Times perfectly encapsulates what was to love about Andy Rooney:
But he was better known for the things he didn’t like. He railed against “two-prong plugs in a three-prong society,” the incomprehensibility of road maps, wash-and-wear shirts “that you can wash but not wear,” the uselessness of keys and locks, and outsize cereal boxes that contained very little cereal … He observed that “there are more beauty parlors than there are beauties” and that “if dogs could talk, it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one.”
Fantastic. Andy Rooney was surely one of a kind and will be greatly missed. Condolences to the Rooney family.
Andy Rooney, a Voice of ‘60 Minutes,’ Dies at 92 [NYT; photo via Getty]