Andy Rooney, whose CBS career spans the entire post-war history of network news, died Friday as a result of complications following minor surgery, the network announced.
A mainstay of Sunday night viewing for millions of Americans, the 92-year-old Rooney only stepped down from his regular commentary post on "60 Minutes" last month.
Here's the release from CBS News:
Andy Rooney, the 60 MINUTES commentator known to generations for his wry, humorous and contentious television essays – a unique genre he is credited with inventing – died last night (4) in the hospital in New York City of complications following minor surgery. He was 92 and had homes in New...