TV News Legend Rooney Dies

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November 5, 2011 | 10:30am EST

Legendary newsman Andy Rooney has died of complications from surgery. He was 92.
The journalist passed away on Friday in a New York City hospital, just weeks after his last broadcast on 60 Minutes.

Rooney was hospitalized after suffering complications following a minor operation last month and had been fighting to recover ever since.

Jeff Fager, the executive producer of 60 Minutes, says, “It’s a sad day at 60 Minutes and for everybody here at CBS News. It’s hard to imagine not having Andy around. He loved his life and he lived it on his own terms. We will miss him very much.”

Rooney got his start when he was drafted into the Army and covered World War II for the Stars and Stripes newspaper.

He went on to write for CBS News and landed four Emmy Awards for his news programs.