Mickey Rooney Death: Hollywood Reacts to Legend's Passing

Mickey Rooney Death: Hollywood Reacts to Legend's Passing

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.”

Also read: Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor, Dead at 93

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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  • A.L. Hern

    Ninety-three years, but still a SHORT life.

  • Andrew William Zoeller

    sad to hear of rooney's death..he was 93..and was a good actor..people are lucky to make it to that age

    • Akshat Saraf

      Who cares how old he is? He's going to live FOREVER for his talent!

  • Me

    (Ernest) Ernie Borgnine is honoring Mickey in silence.

    If anyone has the January 2014 release of The Criterion Collection: “It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” Mickey honored Ernie is a ‘special features’ section. Billy Crystal was the host.

    • Trish Chasity

      Loved that movie and it was funny even with Mickey Rooney

  • Jim Black

    In addition to being a fine actor, Mick was an avid golfer and will be missed on the course. He was still hitting the ball in his 80's.