Andy Rooney, 92, died Friday of complications following a minor surgery.
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," said Jeff Fager, the executive producer of "60 Minutes" and chairman of CBS News.
"The reason Andy Rooney's death matters is less about the man, and more about the substance of the profession he represents," wrote Gayle Falkenthal of The Washington Times. "Rooney proved that words still matter, and that writing with skill and elegance still matters. The story matters, and the story prevails."
Rooney never finished his college degree and spent over 60 years working for CBS.
30 of those years were spent producing and writing for the show before moving infront of the camera. The role as on-air personality was something he said he never was fully comfortable filling.
Rooney is widely considered one of the greatest story-tellers of our time.