Remarks on Kurt Cobain's suicide
In a 1994 segment Rooney attracted controversy with his remarks on Kurt Cobain's suicide. Also in 2008 when Barack Obama was elected president of the United States Rooney applauded the fact that "the citizens of this country 80 percent of whom are white freely chose to elect a black man as their leader simply because they thought he was the best choice. g.
He died one month later on November 4 2011 at age 92. His final regular appearance on 60 Minutes aired October 2 2011. He was most notable for his weekly broadcast "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney" a part of the CBS News program 60 Minutes from 1978 to 2011.