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Actor Mickey Rooney Passes at 93

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Hollywood superstar Mickey Rooney passed away at the age of 93 yesterday, surrounded by family at his North Hollywood home.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office ruled it as a natural death; no other details are available at this current time. The successful Oscar and Emmy Award-winning actor attended Vanity Fair's Oscar party in March and appeared healthy.  The actor had over an 80-year career including film, musical and television performances.

Born Joseph Yule Jr. in 1920 in Brooklyn, he began his phenomenal career as a toddler. He has approximately 250 screen credits to his name. The entertainer declared in 2008 to The Associate Press: "Don't retire, inspire". Rooney was one of the last remaining stars of Hollywood's studio generation. His big break happened in "A Family Affair". The 5 foot 3 star was small in size but huge in personality.