Legendary star Mickey Rooney dies at 93

Associated Press
FILE - Entertainer Mickey Rooney is shown in this May 1987 file photo. Rooney, a Hollywood legend whose career spanned more than 80 years, has died. He was 93. Los Angeles Police Commander Andrew Smith said that Rooney was with his family when he died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at his North Hollywood home. (AP Photo/File)

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Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big-screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life.

A superstar in his youth, Rooney was Hollywood's top box-office draw in the late 1930s to early 1940s. He epitomized the "show" part of show business, even if the business end sometimes failed him amid money troubles and a seesaw of career tailspins and revivals.

Rooney died Sunday surrounded by family at his North Hollywood home, police said. The Los Angeles County Coroner's office said Rooney died a natural death. (AP)

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