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Award Winning Actor, Mickey Rooney, Dies at 93

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Mickey Rooney, 93, died late Sunday night.

TMZ first reported the news on Sunday night.

According to TMZ, Rooney had been ill for "quite some time" and the death was attributed to natural causes.

The 5'2" Rooney was married 8 times.

Rooney most recently appeared in "The Muppets" in 2011 and "Night At The Museum" in 2006. .

Rooney was also the first teenager to ever be nominated for an Oscar when he was honored in 1940 for his role in "Strike Up the Band."

Rooney also starred with Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

Mickey Rooney was born Joe Yule Jr. on September 23, 1920 in Brooklyn, New York.

Rooney made his first film appearance in 1926. The following year, he played the lead character in the first Mickey McGuire short film. It was in this popular film series that he took the stage name Mickey Rooney.

Rooney has received multiple awards, including a Juvenile Academy Award, an Honorary Academy Award, two Golden Globes and an Emmy Award.


Rooney's last few years were filled with family strife. He  claimed he was abused by \ his step-son Chris Aber and won a $2.8 million law suite against him last year for siphoning money from his accounts.

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