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