Mickey Rooney, a Hollywood icon who earned an Oscar, two Golden Globes and an Emmy over the course of his impressive career, passed away today after a long battle with an undisclosed illness.
He was 93 years old.
Rooney became the first teenager ever nominated for an Academy Award in 1940, based on his performance in Strikes Up the Band.
He also portrayed Andy Hardy of The Hardy Boys in 20 movies and appeared opposite Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Rooney, who was married eight times, most recently appeared 2011’s The Muppets with Amy Adams and Jason Segal and across from Ben Stiller in 2006's Night at the Museum.
Sadly, Rooney's final few years were filled with family discord.
He alleged elder abuse at the hands of his stepson Chris Aber and won a $2.8 million judgment against him in 2013 for siphoning money from the actor's accounts.
We pass along our condolences.