60 Minutes' Andy Rooney dies

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Andy Rooney, the closing essayist of CBS's newsmagazine 60 Minutes, died Friday night at the age of 92.

Rooney died of complications after minor surgery in a New York City hospital, according to a statement from CBS, reports USA Today.

Rooney thought of himself as a writer who appeared on television, rather than a TV personality. After 33 years, Rooney made his last regular-appearance from 60 Minutes on Oct. 2. He completed a total of 1,037 episodes during his career, reports the Los Angeles Times.

"There's an awful lot of nonsense in this world. I'm not shy about expressing a dislike when I feel it," Rooney once said, according to USA Today.

In 2003, Rooney received an Emmy for lifetime achievement.

Rooney's wife of 62 years, Marguerite, died in 2004. Rooney is survived by one son and three daughters, reports USA Today.

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