News: Andy Rooney of 60 minutes dies
I’m saddened to report that Andy Rooney of 60 minutes passed away last night. He was 92 years old. According to the Associated Press, Rooney had gone to the hospital for an undislosed surgery, developed complications & never recovered. 60 minutes aired his first commentary on July 2, 1978. Rooney died one month after delivering his final 1,097th televised commentary. For his final essay, Rooney said he’d lived a life luckier than most.
“I wish I could do this forever. I can’t though” he said
Rooney was married for 62 years to wife Marguerite before she died in 2004. They had 4 children. Services will be private, but CBS will most likely hold a memorial at a later date.