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Old 11-05-2011, 08:28 AM   #1
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RIP Andy Rooney...

Andy Rooney has died from complications from surgery. Barely a month after he retired. He'll be missed.

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Old 11-05-2011, 08:38 AM   #2
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i think andy lost his will to live. will regis be next? forced retirements can be devastating. rip, andy....
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:29 AM   #3
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I'm not sure he was forced to retire unless his "minor surgery" is what lead him to retire. He died from complications from the surgery. My initial thought was pneumonia, but hard to know. Maybe there will be more details at some point.
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:36 AM   #4
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Sad news. Andy was one of a kind.
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:43 AM   #5
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"That's what a writer does," he said. "A writer's job is to tell the truth."

It seems like that got lost in the mail somehow. Media writers think their job is to sell their publicaions no matter what they have to say now.

IF they all had Mr. Rooney's standards, it would be a much nicer world.

Every time I hear of someone dying right after they retire, I think it's a dang shame they didn't get to enjoy more of thier retirement.
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:44 AM   #6
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I don't know that he lost the will to live or that he was forced to retire.

I enjoyed his books some years ago as well as his weekly commentaries.
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:33 PM   #7
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He will be missed. I have one of his books and as hard as I try I can not help, but read it with his voice in my head.
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Old 11-05-2011, 02:36 PM   #8
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RIP Andy Rooney.
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:24 PM   #9
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I watched him on 20/20 the night he retired. He's always been my favorite part of the show, and I had a feeling he wouldn't last very long at the time. On the other hand, how wonderful he lived to the ripe old age of 92 and did it his way! Andy told viewers that "not many people in this world are as lucky as I have been... All this time I've been paid to say what is on my mind on television. You don't get any luckier in life than that."
He will be remembered by many with fondness and admiration. You did good Andy.
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:09 PM   #10
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Andy Rooney had a great run!

The comment about pneumonia made me think of this quote from Robert Frost.

Pneumonia. They call it the old man's friend —it takes you easy. But they gave me tons of penicillin. I said to my doctor, 'What do you call penicillin if it's the enemy of the old man's friend?' I never thought it was the end, but I thought if I died it would help sell my books.

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