Mickey Rooney Dies at 93

Mickey Rooney Dies at 93

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The legendary actor has died of natural causes.

Mickey Rooney was a short actor with a long career, whose film, television, and stage appearances span nearly his entire lifetime. Sadly, his legendary career has come to an end today, as his family has announced the actor passed away at his home in North Hollywood, surrounded by his family. He was 93 years old.

Rooney first rose to fame for his role as Andy Hardy, in a series of sixteen films for MGM, before moving on to gain international fame for his leading role as Henry Dailey in The Family Channel's The Adventures of the Black Stallion. Along with Jean Darling, Carla Laemmle, and Baby Peggy, he was one of the last surviving stars who worked in the silent film era.

Christopher Aber, Rooney's step-son, said that Rooney will be buried in "Westlake Village at the Pierce Brothers cemetery. Thank you for all your prayers."

Rooney was truly an actor who loved to act, as even in the lead up to his death he was working on a film called The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Night at the Museum 3 director Shawn Levy tweeted that Rooney had also shot scenes for the his movie just last month.

Rooney received two honorary Academy Awards, four Oscar nominations and one Emmy Award during his career, which spanned from 1926 until today, a whopping 88 years.

The lovable "pint-sized ball of energy" will surely be missed.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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I wish his family the best. I've seen him in dozens of films throughout my life and I hope he rests in peace.

I honestly thought that he died a few years ago. He's a legend. Rest in peace.

Jeez, theyy don't make'em like him anymore. RIP :(

Adam Jensen:
I honestly thought that he died a few years ago. He's a legend. Rest in peace.

This was my thought exactly. I saw this and immediately thought "He was still alive?"

I'd like to point out another death over this weekend. Comedian John Pinette died at the age of 50 due to a Pulmonary Embolism on saturday. To add onto it, he was apparently working on his next big stand up routine, the most recent one being Still Hungry.

Bummed I'll never get to meet him now. ):

Kyogissun:
I'd like to point out another death over this weekend. Comedian John Pinette died at the age of 50 due to a Pulmonary Embolism on saturday. To add onto it, he was apparently working on his next big stand up routine, the most recent one being Still Hungry.

Bummed I'll never get to meet him now. ):

Awww not Bumpo! Although this wasn't unexpected. His death was almost entirely preventable, due to his weight.

Awww that is pretty sad, he's one of those stars that has been around for so long with so many accomplishments. It's nice to know he had a long life.

 

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