Though much of Mickey Rooney’s most notable work appeared more than 70 years ago, the Hollywood community remembers him fondly as a hardworking actor who started his career as a child in vaudeville and silent films and was still working until very recently in films like “Night at the Museum” and “The Muppets.”
His son Michael, a choreographer, was among the many posting about the legendary actor’s death on Twitter.
It is with sadness that I say my father has passed today. I loved him and so did the world. He inspired so many. Rip dad. Your son.—
michael rooney (@rooneydance) April 07, 2014
The legendary Mickey Rooney is dead at 93. Interviewed him many years ago. He was a hoot.—
Richard Roeper (@richardroeper) April 07, 2014
“Mickey was such a friend and pro, that he even gave me advice, when I replaced him in “Sugar Babies”… As if it could ever be possible to replace Mickey. It was the treat of my life, to receive tips from the great Mickey Rooney.” – Rip Taylor
“Showbiz has just lost one of the great talents that our industry has ever had. We were very good friends. I shall miss him and the world will miss him” – Rose Marie