Stars react to Mickey Rooney's death

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 18: (L to R) Actor John C. Reilly, actor Mickey Rooney and his wife attend "The Brunch Honoring Chicago Director Rob Marshall" at Ian Schrager's Mondrian Hotel on January 18, 2003 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)


by Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY


Posted on April 7, 2014 at 8:28 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 7 at 10:12 AM

Celebrities paid tribute to Mickey Rooney on Twitter Sunday night and Monday morning:

Lena Dunham: Mickey Rooney got all the best babes despite being short as hell. #RIP beautiful man

Cher: I loved The old MICKEY & JUDY MOVIES

Piers Morgan: "Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted the whole day." Mickey Rooney, who died today. RIP.

Ariana Grande: "you always pass failure on your way to success" - mickey rooney #ripmickey

Chloë Grace Moretz: so sad to hear we've lost a legend like Mickey Rooney. Rest In Peace.

Elijah Wood: A legend has passed. Rest in peace, Mickey Rooney.

Mia Farrow: RIP Mickey Rooney. We can only be awed and grateful for so many great performances. Here he is tap-dancing at 12

Josh Gad: RIP Mickey Rooney. A hell of an entertainer but forever to me the crazy dad in Pete's Dragon. #legend

Martha Plimpton: RIP Mickey Rooney. To this day The Black Stallion remains my favorite performance of his. Coulda done w/out Breakfast at Tiffany's. Love.

Jeff Dunham: Very sad to hear of the passing of Mickey Rooney; A piece of irreplaceable Americana has left us. #CrazyGenius

Johnny Knoxville: RIP Mickey Rooney xoxoxo

Dominic Monaghan: One of the true originators. A trail blazer. Old school legend. He must have had some stories. #MickeyRooney enjoy hyperspace.

William Shatner: My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mickey Rooney. One of the greats!

Amber Patrice Riley: RIP Mickey Rooney

Billy Eichner: Mickey Rooney died. Thanks a lot, GAME OF THRONES.

Maria Menounos: Just heard about Mickey Rooney's passing..legend and friend.will share pics and video tom for sure.

Brett Ratner: G-d Bless Mickey Rooney!

Ricki Lake: Oh no. #RIPmickeyrooney. :(

Joshua Malina: R.I.P. Mickey Rooney. Take down the Hollywood sign.

Ben Bailey: Wow. A sad day for comedy. RIP Mickey Rooney.

Anne Rice: Seems we've just lost Mickey Rooney at age 93. Not only an actor, but a legend. Sad to think of him gone. But what an amazing life he lived.