The popular 60 Minutes commentator died Friday night, only a month after delivering his 1,097th and final televised commentary. Rooney never recovered from complications following an Oct. 26 surgery.
CBS said the 92-year-old writer’s condition was stable after developing serious complications following surgery.
The 92-year-old commentator delivered his final weekly essay on 60 Minutes last night, his last in his 33 years with the newsmagazine. It was a moment, he said he has dreaded: “I wish I could do this forever. I can’t, though.”
A fixture on the popular news program since 1978, Andy Rooney will announce on this Sunday’s show that it will be his last regular appearance. His farewell will be preceded by a segment in which Rooney looks back on his career in an interview with Morley Safer.