The industry that the actor worked in for 87 years mourns, jokes and shares stories
Hollywood reacted with sadness, stories and final praise to the news that comedian and acting legend Mickey Rooney had died on Sunday. He was 93.
Learning of the passing on Sunday night, Hollywood reacted with sadness and at least one joke from “Parks and Recreation” actor Billy Eichner along with a final shot taken from podcaster Julie Klausner, who ironically is a writer on Eichner’s “Billy on the Street.”
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Rooney earned four Oscar nominations overall in a career spanning 87 years. He won an Emmy and an honorary Oscar in a long career that included his own television shows and appearances in films such as “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “It’s a Mad, Mad World.”
Read some of the tweets below.
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My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mickey Rooney. One of the greats!
That a real shame about Mickey Rooney, RIP, met him at the Bel Air Country Club a few years ago and he could not have been more gracious…
– mark mcgrath (@mark_mcgrath) April 7, 2014
Wow. A sad day for comedy. RIP Mickey Rooney. pic.twitter.com/AYCBWjoPd1
– Ben Bailey (@RealBenBailey) April 7, 2014
The legendary Mickey Rooney is dead at 93. Interviewed him many years ago. He was a hoot.
– Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) April 7, 2014
Seems we’ve just lost Mickey Rooney at age 93. Not only an actor, but a legend. Sad to think of him gone. But… http://t.co/g33OlNgDYL
– Anne Rice (@AnneRiceAuthor) April 7, 2014
Mickey Rooney died. Thanks a lot, GAME OF THRONES.
– billy eichner (@billyeichner) April 7, 2014
Dear Media: Pls use the clip from THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT 2 of Mickey Rooney proudly throwing to his blackface performances, for his death reel
– Julie Klausner (@julieklausner) April 7, 2014
Favorite Mickey Rooney movie: Black Stallion That one hit me hard and stuck with me for years.
– Ethan Embry (@EmbryEthan) April 7, 2014
“you always pass failure on your way to success” – mickey rooney #ripmickey
– Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) April 7, 2014
RIP Mickey Rooney. To this day The Black Stallion remains my favorite performance of his. Coulda done w/out Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Love.
– Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) April 7, 2014
A legend has passed. Rest in peace, Mickey Rooney.
Worth seeing this week: The Black Stallion (1979), featuring a great, unexpectedly tender performance by Mickey Rooney RIP
– Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon) April 7, 2014
– Julian Lennon (@JulianLennon) April 7, 2014
so sad to hear we’ve lost a legend like Mickey Rooney. Rest In Peace.
– Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) April 7, 2014
Really weird how The Hound looked into camera & said, “This one’s for you, Mickey Rooney” before killing those guys. #GameofThrones
I would have watched another 93 years of Mickey Rooney. #rip
Just heard of Mickey Rooney’s passing. We’ve lost a great talent. Pete’s Dragon was one of my favorites as a child. … http://t.co/VCa7pSU7CB
– Shannon Elizabeth (@ShannonElizab) April 7, 2014