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Andy Rooney dead at 92

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by victorskid, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. victorskid

    victorskid Skating supporter

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    Last edited: Nov 5, 2011
  2. peibeck

    peibeck Into the void

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    :eek: Wow. RIP Mr. Rooney
     
  3. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

    RIP Andy Rooney.
     
  4. rfisher

    rfisher At least I still have Pairs to look forward to

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    He was hospitalized last week and had surgery. RIP Mr. Rooney, although, he wouldn't want anybody giving him a lot of attention. :shuffle:
     
  5. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

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    Sad news. I enjoyed his work on 60 minutes and looked forward to guests spots.
     
  6. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Love Andy and 60 minutes and thanks for all the many decades of excellent work Andy. R.I.P.
     
  7. Karina1974

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  8. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    No he certainly wouldn't.

    Can people know that it is coming soon? He always said he wasn't going to retire until he dies...

    RIP
     
  9. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member

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    I believe people can realize it's near the end.

    RIP :(
     
  10. Twizzler

    Twizzler Well-Known Member

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    It seems a lot of iconic people retire and then pass away rather quickly. Steve Jobs was another. IIRC, Charles Shultz retired and then passed away the day his last installment of "Peanuts" appeared in newspapers.

    RIP Mr. Rooney
     
  11. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

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  12. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    Wow...That was fast in terms of time. :(

    May he rest in peace.
     
  13. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Another sad passing.

    RIP, Mr. Rooney.
    You had a long and successful life.
     
  14. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    I always enjoyed his segment from 60 Minutes. So sad to hear this. Thank goodness he had a long life. I have one of his books of anecdotes. I definitely will be rereading that book.

    RIP, Andy.
     
  15. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

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    Actually a lot of people die soon after retirement, not just iconic ones.

    It's a statistic I read somewhere...
     
  16. Jayar

    Jayar Well-Known Member

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    Well most people don't retire at 92. He had 27 years when he could have enjoyed retirement, but he chose not to.
     
  17. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

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    Which is the the headlines that accompany these articles that report on this statistic (people dying soon after retiring) are kind of silly. They say things like: Want to live longer? Don't retire! when the reality is that a lot of people retire when they are no longer well enough to work and it's no surprise they die soon after.
     
  18. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Liza, Julia, Elena, Evgenia, Russian pairs

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    RIP. He lived a good life. He entertained us.