I think it's actually Mickey Rooney who passed away :-(
"I always say, 'Don't retire - inspire'. There's a lot to be done." by Micky Rooney 2008
I am always sad when old actors die, they have inspired and paved the way for entertainment and should always be honoured.
Comedian John Pinette has died. I don't know how many people were familiar with him, but I remember him being quite funny.
Also Mickey Rourke has passed. His career included many, many movies. I will remember him by watching Santa Claus is comin to town.
Actor Bob Hoskins (Who Framed Roger Rabbit) died yesterday at age 71.