Best of 2011

A Farewell to the Stars We Lost This Year

From Elizabeth Taylor to Amy Winehouse, we pay tribute to the people whose lives touched us all


The CBS broadcast journalist ended his 33-year tenure on 60 Minutes just one month before he passed away on Nov. 4 from complications resulting from a minor surgery at age 92. The former World War II veteran presented 1,097 essays on the current affairs show before signing off for the last time on Oct. 2. Fellow CBS newsman Morley Safer summed up Rooney's inimitable talent, describing his longtime colleague as “the man who had a special gift for speaking for every man.”