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'60 Minutes' pays tribute to 'grouch-in-chief' Andy Rooney

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Andy Rooney’s legacy on 60 Minutes will not soon be forgotten and on Sunday’s edition, the news magazine paid tribute to their fallen colleague, who died Friday at age 92, almost one month after giving his final televised commentary.

The piece unsurprisingly sums up Rooney best, saying, “As America’s favorite grouch-in-chief, he was the voice — the loud whiny voice — speaking on behalf of citizens fed up with nearly everything.” But the segment is anything but a 10-minute tribute to Rooney’s rants; it also highlight Rooney’s long career, which at times, found him in the company of other journalists who would, too, become voices of many generations.

Watch the video at CBS. And watch our favorite Rooney moments below.

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