60 Minutes to Pay Tribute to Andy Rooney
60 Minutes will honor Andy Rooney with a special tribute on Sunday's episode.
Morley Safer will lead the segment for Rooney, who died Friday at 92 from surgery complications. The piece will close the broadcast — much like how Rooney's essays did for 33 years.
Andy Rooney dies at 92
"It's a sad day at 60 Minutes and for everybody here at CBS News," Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and 60 Minutes executive producer, said in a statement. "It's hard to imagine not having Andy around. He loved his life and he lived it on his own terms. We will miss him very much."
Rooney delivered his last commentary on Oct. 2, which was preceded by a lengthy sit-down with Safer. He underwent an unspecified minor surgery afterward and had been in stable condition two weeks ago.
60 Minutes airs Sundays at 7/6c on CBS.