CBS icon Andy Rooney - who only stopped appearing on 60 Minutes at the beginning of October after a nearly 60 year stint, passed away last night due to "serious complications" following a minor surgery at the age of 92.
Executive producer Jeff Fager says in a statement:
"It's a sad day 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."
We're just comforted to know that he was able to stay at a job he loved right until the very end.
Our thoughts go out to all of his friends, family, and loved ones.
May he R.I.P.
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