TMZ reports that legendary actor, Mickey Rooney has died at age 93. 

"Rooney had been in ill health for quite some time.  We're told death was attributed to natural causes."

Rooney spent most of his life in show business. He started his acting career early on as Andy Hardy in "The Hardy Boys" and became an Oscar nominated actor by the time he was a teenager for his role in "Strike Up the Band" in 1940.

Rooney also starred as the controversial character, Mr. Yunioshi in "Breakfast at Tiffany's."


Standing at 5'2'', Rooney was a multi-talented show biz legend that went through his fair share of work and personal drama.

"Rooney's last few years were filled with family strife.  He claimed elder abuse at the hands of his step-son Chris Aber and won a $2.8 million judgment against him last year for siphoning money from his accounts."

Rooney was married eight times, first and most famously to actress Ava Gardner.

[via TMZ]