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Hollywood Icon Mickey Rooney Dead at 93

The colorful, diminutive actor was known for his consummate performances in more than 200 films across eight decades, making him one of the most successful child actors cum movie stars in the history of cinema

Legendary Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney died at 93 Sunday at his Hollywood home while in the company of his family.

Rooney died of natural causes, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office told the Associated Press.

The colorful, diminutive actor was known for his consummate performances in more than 200 films across eight decades, making him one of the most successful child actors cum movie stars in the history of cinema.

(PHOTOS: Mickey Rooney: A Look Back at His Early Life in Pictures)

Rooney’s notable roles include his portrayal of Andy Hardy in 20 Hardy Boys films. He also acted alongside Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and more recently with Amy Adams and Jason Segel in The Muppets.

Rooney is survived by his eighth wife and his nine children.

[AP]

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