Mickey Rooney: 1920-2014

News Simon Brew 7 Apr 2014 - 06:35

Some sad news: the actor and entertainer Mickey Rooney has died, at the age of 93...

After an incredible career and an incredible life, Mickey Rooney has died at the age of 93.

Rooney, married eight times in his life and leaving nine children, first came to prominence as a child star. Yet he was still active up to a year or two back, with his last two roles being his cameo in 2011's The Muppets, and 2012's Last Will And Embezzlement.

It is reported that Rooney had been ill for a while. He leaves behind a body of work that's quite remarkable both for its depth and longevity. And our thoughts are very much with his friends and family at this time.

Rest in peace, sir.

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Very sad news. I am a bit worried now though. On Saturday 29th of March I watched Kate O'Mara in The Horror of Frankenstein, by the following Monday she had sadly passed away. This Saturday I watched Arabian Adventure which featured Mickey Rooney and now he too has sadly passed. I think I may have to stop watching old films on a Saturdays!

Jiminy Jillickers. Best Fall Out Boy we never had...

Same thing happened to me with Kate O'Mara - happened to have Horror of Frankenstein on TV that Saturday when I learned she'd passed away...

RIP. An amazing long film career and seemed a lovely person too, I am sure we won't see the likes of him again, he must be the last from Hollywood's Golden Age...

Very sad news. Last I read of Mickey was that he was on set with Dick Van Dyke in Night At The Museum 3. I wonder if he managed to finish his scenes. Grew up with some of his movies, especially Pete's Dragon and The Care Bears Movie as Mr.Cherrywood. He will be missed.

I will never mourn this man because of his horrible racist character of Comedy-Japanese-Man in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Shameful.

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