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Andy Rooney's College Roommate Suffers Heart Attack During His Memorial Service (Report)

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The "60 Minutes" newsman was being honored at New York's private Century Club when his friend Bob Ruthman went into cardiac arrest Wednesday.

Andy Rooney's memorial service turned into a news-making affair Wednesday. 

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The 60 Minutes newsman was being remembered at the members-only Century Club in NYC when his college roommate and lifelong friend, Bob Ruthman, went into cardiac arrest, TMZ reports

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Ruthman, who attended Colgate University with Rooney in the 1930s, reportedly suffered a heart attack in the bathroom during the memorial service. But, after Rooney's son Brian pre-maturely announced to memorial attendees that his father's friend had died, the FDNY were able to revive Ruthman, who is now in intensive care at a New York hospital, according to TMZ. 

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Rooney wrote about his friend in one of his 60 Minutes essays titled "Clone." 

The Century Club did not return The Hollywood Reporter's request for comment as of press time.