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Andy Rooney's College Roommate

Revived at Memorial

11/9/2011 2:31 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Andy Rooney
's college roommate was revived after going into cardiac arrest at a memorial for the CBS icon today.

As we reported, the man, Bob Ruthman, went into cardiac arrest during Andy's memorial service in New York City today. People who were present tell us ... Andy's son, Brian Rooney, got up on a chair and announced to the crowd that Ruthman had died.

We are now told the FDNY revived Ruthman and he is currently in intensive care at a New York hospital.

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cjs    

Good to hear.

1046 days ago
2.

OhWowLike    

Back from the dead!

1046 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

That was very rude of Ruthman to steal the limelight away from Rooney like that . . .

1046 days ago
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crimsons    

The Century Club is an appalling old boys' club.

1046 days ago
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batterup    

TMZ, that was the fastest scoop ever. Declare him dead BEFORE he dies. Well, almost dies. Keep up the good work.

1046 days ago
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gutsygirl    

"The report of my demise is greatly exaggerated." -Mark Twain

1046 days ago
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Muppet    

Nice to hear he's alive. Hope he recovers quickly.

1046 days ago
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dennis in sac    

LOL! Good job Geraldo... umm, I mean TMZ. Pass the blame to Rooney's son... Nice. Step up and admit you effed up TMZ.

1046 days ago
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MoonDust    

I thought I had read here on TMZ that he was DEAD.

1046 days ago
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Carl    

If he wakes up people can ask him what Andy thought of the memorial!

1046 days ago
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TJ    

HA! So his reporter son gave out the wrong info. How ironic.

1046 days ago
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ohboy    

What idiot gets up in a chair and announces something that he has no business announcing?

1046 days ago
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soulofanangel    

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I swear the World is going CRAZY. When "journalists"
can't get their SH*T straight...what hope do we have?
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Bob Ruthman you do what you need to do. Everyone else
pace yourselves. FIRST doesn't always mean CORRECT.
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1046 days ago
14.

stella    

EXCLUSIVE TMZ UPDATE!!!

ANDY ROONEY ALSO REVIVED BY PARAMEDICS AT MEMORIAL!!! DEMANDS 60 MINUTES JOB BACK!!!

1046 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

I hate to be negative but he probably won't last the night. I worked in a hospital for years and a man was in the morgue, moved and they revived him.......for a few hours.

1046 days ago
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