Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney has reportedly died at the age of 93.
MICKEY ROONEY, the former Hollywood child star who spent his entire life in showbusiness has died at the age of 93, according to TMZ.
Rooney had been in ill health for some time.
He was one of the most famous child actors in Hollywood history, playing the role of Andy Hardy in 20 films.
Born Joe Yule Jnr in 1920, Rooney’s first turn on the stage was as a 17-month-old toddler in his parents’ vaudeville show.
His film debut came in 1926 before he found fame in A Family Affair playing Andy Hardy, a popular teen who would feature in nearly 20 films and help make Rooney a houshold name.
He starred alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Spencer Tracy, Judy Garland and Elizabeth Taylor and played Audrey Hepburn’s Japanese neighbor, Mr Yuniosh, in Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
Seven of his marriages — the first to Ava Gardner — ended in divorce and he separated from eighth wife Jan Chamberlin in 2013. He had nine children.