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Celebrities React to Mickey Rooney's Death

Celebrities React to Mickey Rooney's Death

The death of legendary actor Mickey Rooney has left many mourning his loss and now celebrities have been voicing their thoughts on the sad news.

The 93-year-old actor passed away yesterday (April 7), he had been ill for quite some time, and died of natural causes.

Since beginning his acting career as a child, Mickey won an Honorary Academy Award, two Golden Globes and an Emmy Award. His career spanned almost as long as he was alive, from the 1920s to the 2010s.

Mickey had been married to his wife Jan since 1978, though she says she had not seen him in over a year.

Click inside to read tweets from celebrities sending tributes to Mickey Rooney

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

Ariana Grande: “very sad.. RIP Mickey Rooney. Aaron and I used to pretend to be Mickey & Judy all the time when we were younger. hollywood royalty. we <3 U."

Patton Oswalt: “Really weird how The Hound looked into camera & said, “This one’s for you, Mickey Rooney” before killing those guys. #GameofThrones”

Chloe Moretz: “so sad to hear we’ve lost a legend like Mickey Rooney. Rest In Peace.”

Carol Channing: “I loved working with Mickey on Sugar Babies. He was very professional, his stories were priceless and I love them all … each and every one. We laughed all the time.”

Cher: “I loved The old MICKEY & JUDY MOVIES”

Josh Gad: “RIP Mickey Rooney. A hell of an entertainer but forever to me the crazy dad in Pete’s Dragon. #legend”

Dominic Monaghan: “One of the true originators. A trail blazer. Old school legend. He must have had some stories. #MickeyRooney enjoy hyperspace.”

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

Rip Taylor: “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.”

Margaret O’Brien: “Mickey was the only one at the studio that was ever allowed to call me Maggie. He was undoubtedly the most talented actor that ever lived. There was nothing he couldn’t do. Singing, dancing, performing … all with great expertise. Mickey made it look so easy. I was currently doing a film with him, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde — I simply can’t believe it. He seemed fine through the filming and was as great as ever.”

Shawn Levy: “Had the honor of shooting w MickeyRooney on NATM3 just last month. A legend, obviously, but something more: grateful, gracious,vital & warm.”

Piers Morgan: “RIP Mickey Rooney – a true Hollywood legend.”

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.”

Anna Rice: “Seems we’ve just lost Mickey Rooney at age 93. Not only an actor, but a legend. Sad to think of him gone. But what an amazing life he lived.”

Melina Kanakaredes: “So sorry to hear about Mickey Rooney’s passing…end of an era! #legend.”

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

Melissa Joan Hart: “Goodbye to Mickey Rooney!! Another star has joined the heavens. #RIP”

Gary Sinise: “Farewell Mr Rooney. Thanks for the many years of great entertainment. God bless.”

Liam McIntyre: “Mickey Rooney! I was just talking today about how incredible it was he was still going :( RIP you legendary talent.”

Yvette Nicole Brown: “Sad to hear of the passing of #MickeyRooney. He brought joy to a lot of folks. Ninety-three years. What a life!”

Jaimie Alexander: “RIP Mickey Rooney 💜”

Matt Prokop: “I never got the chance to meet Mickey Rooney. This is a very sad moment. This man is/was a legend. You will never be forgotten.”

Frances Fisher: “RIP #MickeyRooney You brought us joy.”

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

Johnny Knoxville: “RIP Mickey Rooney xoxoxo”

Amber Riley: “RIP Mickey Rooney”

Julie Gonzalo: “RIP Mickey Rooney. Hope you’re making them laugh, wherever you are. What an incredible career. #mickeyrooney”

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

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6 Responses to “Celebrities React to Mickey Rooney's Death”

  1. 1
    Julia Says:

    R.I.P.! You were a big part of my movie-watching childhood Mr.Rooney, thank you!

  2. 2
    GFW Says:

    Bless his heart. I hope he goes to Heaven. The man brought much joy to many. He made people smile. We don’t smile enough.

  3. 3
    ThereWeHaveIt Says:

    The hypocrisy of equal rights supporters (half of the list.) They celebrate and mourn the death of a homophobic individual who actively campaigned and supported homophobic groups both from verbal support as well as monetary support. But you know, he was in some movies with Judy Garland so it’s totally okay to be a bigot. He was never a good actor either. Something that became obvious after his time at MGM was over. Goodbye to somebody who actively tried to make the lives of ***** people miserable.

  4. 4
    me myself & I Says:

    I wonder why these celebs didnt kill him before

  5. 5
    ForMe Says:

    Despite what #3 and #4 have to say, R.I.P. Mr. Rooney.

  6. 6
    Karlos Says:

    a terrible loss, thank you Mr. Rooney for the amazing memories, RIP! I found a great article about his wife, ex wives and children here http://dailyentertainmentnews.com/movies/top-10-facts-mickey-rooney-wives-children/

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