Even before beloved movie icon Mickey Rooney’s death, the rumors that he had suffered elder abuse shocked and horrified the world. Now, seven months after his passing, RadarOnline.com can reveal a never-before-seen look at what a terrifying ordeal he suffered before his death on April 6, 2014. Explosive photos of a gash on his head, missing teeth, and other wounds show that the Hollywood legend’s ending was anything but happy.
In December 2011, Rooney was treated for a gaping head wound near his Westlake, Califonia, home, Radar has learned, after he was found in a pool of blood.
Leaked photos of the injury reveal it required stitches.
January 9th 2012 black eye
This photo from January 2012 — more than two years before his death — shows Rooney with a missing tooth, facial contusions, and glassy eyes.
US actor and elder abuse victim/advocate
A source told The National ENQUIRER, "It bothered me for a long time that I didn’t speak up about what was really going on … I feel I owe it to Mickey to finally tell the truth.”
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He seemed to be improving, but then suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at the table while having lunch.
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According to The National ENQUIRER, Rooney’s family are now preparing a secret dossier to law enforcement authorities to reveal new evidence that may uncover contributing causes to his death.
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The incidents shown in the photos “could hypothetically constitute either manslaughter or a wrongful death suit,” according to Thomas Girardi, a leading L.A. Lawyer and an expert in elder abuse.
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“Obviously that would require testimony that would relate the death to the incidents and injuries in question,” Girardi said.
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“If the injuries, were in fact, sustained, you certainly have a criminal assault,” Doug Diamond, a former Florida cop specializing in elder abuse told The ENQUIRER.
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Rooney had just $18,000 to his name when he died.
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Despite his meager estate, seven of his biological children squabbled over the money after his death, and even held separate funerals.
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For more on the horror of his final days, stay tuned to Radar!