Legendary '60 Minutes' commentator Andy Rooney Dies, Twitter Reacts

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Today we learned of the loss of a beloved newsman, Andy Rooney.

Rooney was probably best known for his weekly broadcast "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney", a part of the CBS News program 60 Minutes from 1978 to 2011. His final regular appearance on 60 Minutes aired October 2, 2011. He died almost exactly one month later, on November 4, 2011, at age 92. To read more about the death of Rooney and to leave a kind word in his memorial guestbook, you can visit FamousDead.com

The news of Rooney's death spread around the web fairly quickly, as I'm sure you can imagine. Below is some of the reaction from Twitter users:

What an extraordinary life and career Andy Rooney had. He was always very kind to me. He will be greatly missed 31 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

RIP Andy Rooney. Don't you just hate when people die? 7 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

RIP Andy Rooney!! Loved watching him on 60 minutes. Always closed the show!! 2 hours ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry · powered by @socialditto

This Sunday #60Minutes will end its broadcast with a tribute segment to beloved #60Minutes commentator Andy Rooney. http://t.co/htNFGygx 3 hours ago via TweetDeck · powered by @socialditto

Andy Rooney died month after retiring. Is that the way to do it or is it spending the last 15 years trying to lower your handicap? Not sure 6 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Sad news: Andy Rooney passed away loudly in his sleep last night. #roastinpeace 7 hours ago via Twittelator · powered by @socialditto

RIP Andy Rooney The most lovable grump ever!! #neverbeanother 8 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Andy Rooney was everyone's favorite curmudgeon. His crankiness made us smile. 8 hours ago via WhoSay · powered by @socialditto

I'm gonna miss andy rooney..he was one of the few folks on tv who still spoke his mind and had no qualms about what people thought 8 hours ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry · powered by @socialditto

RIP andy rooney. 8 hours ago via txt · powered by @socialditto

I'll fill the void left by Andy Rooney by complaining about big issues. What's with girls named after months, seasons or days of the week? 9 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. ~Andy Rooney #quote #RIPAndyRooney 9 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto