Andy Rooney dies at 92

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Andy Rooney, longtime television writer-producer and "60 Minutes" commentator, died Friday in a New York hospital following complications from surgery. He was 92.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Rooney joined "60 Minutes" in 1978 and created over 1,000 of his mini-essays for the program.

The Wall Street Journal also reports Rooney was born in Albany, N.Y., on Jan. 14, 1919, where he got his start in reporting as a copyboy for the Albany Knickerbocker News in his teens.

The reported Rooney talked on "60 Minutes" about what was in the news, and his opinions occasionally got him in trouble.

"I obviously have a knack for getting on paper what a lot of people have thought and didn't realize they thought," Rooney once said. "And they say, 'Hey, yeah!' And they like that."

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