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Small screen and big screen legend Mickey Rooney died at the age of 93 yesterday.

The first teenager to ever be nominated for an Academy Award, Rooney earned an Oscar, Emmy and two Golden Globes throughout an illustrious career.

And not long after his passing became public, celebrities took to Twitter to express their sadness and admiration for the Breakfast at Tiffany’s star.

We present a selection of this mournful messages below…

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Alec Baldwin: An old pal of mine is gone. One of Hollywood’s rare gentlemen.

Rose McGowan: Thanks for the years of entertainment, Mickey Rooney. Blessed to have met this character tcm film…


Lena Dunham: Mickey Rooney got all the best babes despite being short as hell. #RIP beautiful man.

Brett Ratner: G-d Bless Mickey Rooney!!

Maria Menounos: Just heard about Mickey Rooney’s passing..legend and friend.will share pics and video tom for sure.

Nina Garcia: “I buy women shoes and they use them to walk away from me.” RIP Mickey Rooney. A Hollywood legend.

Mara Wilson: I met Mickey Rooney a few times. He was a very nice man, and very understanding of the child star nonsense.

William Shatner: My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mickey Rooney. One of the greats!

Alyssa Milano: Oh no! I loved this actor so much. Rest in peace.

Joshua Malina: R.I.P. Mickey Rooney. Take down the Hollywood sign. 

Pat O’Brien: RIP my good friend Mickey Rooney.  What a life, what a legacy, what an actor and what a loyal guy.  I loved him.  So long, Mickey. Rest now.