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Andy Rooney, 92, writer, caustic commentator for ‘60 Minutes’

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By Mark Feeney
Globe Staff / November 6, 2011

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Andy Rooney, the “60 Minutes’’ essayist whose curmudgeonly commentaries at the end of each broadcast made him one of the most popular, and parodied, figures on network television, died Friday night in New York. He was 92. Mr. Rooney died of complications from a recent surgery. For 33 years, Mr. Rooney’s three-minute segment, “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney,’’ was a mainstay of “60 Minutes.’’ The commentaries ran from 1978 until last month.

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