Contact Us

UPDATE – Andy Rooney’s College Roommate Suffers Heart Attack at Memorial Service

andyrooney
Paul Hawthorne, Getty Images

UPDATE — Despite a previous report by TMZ on the death of Andy Rooney’s college roommate Bob Ruthman at the memorial service of the ’60 Minutes’ icon, Ruthman was later revived.

Rooney’s son Brian stood up on a chair and pronounced Ruthman dead after the man suffered a heart attack. However, FDNY was able to resuscitate Ruthman once at New York hospital and he is currently in intensive care.

Original report — As if the recent death of ’60 Minutes’ stalwart Andy Rooney wasn’t sad enough, attendees at his memorial on Wednesday now have another reason to grieve.

Rooney’s college roommate, Bob Ruthman, who went to Colgate University in the 1940s with the newsman, suffered a heart attack and died during a memorial luncheon at the Century Club in New York City.

Paramedics tried to revive the wheelchair-bound Ruthman, who was said to have suffered the attack in the bathroom, but were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead on the scene.

[TMZ]

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://tsminteractive.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on TSM Interactive quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on TSM Interactive quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!