Rooney’s estate comes up short
There is a sad epilogue to the life of Mickey Rooney. Following the star’s death last weekend it was announced that, after 80 years in the business, his estate came to just $18,000. Rooney, who was twice declared bankrupt, had blamed “elder abuse” and mismanagement by one of his stepsons. An agreement had been struck for the return of millions, but it’s unlikely any of that will go to his surviving family.