For 33 years,  ’60 Minutes’ ended with Andy Rooney giving an cantankerous editorial about topics ranging from politics  to his messy office.

And now, just a month after retiring from the show, Rooney has died at the age of 92 after failing to recover from “serious complications” following minor surgery two weeks ago.

Rooney began his career as a journalist alongside the legendary Walter Cronkite.  He worked briefly at ABC and PBS before joining ’60 Minutes’ in 1978, delivering almost 2,000 essays during his more than three decades on the show.

Rooney was widowed from his wife of 62 years, Marge Howard, in 2004, and is survived by the couple’s four children.

[PEOPLE]