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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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16.

SantaFeJack    

Why did the son get up on a chair, no less, to announce this? And then to be wrong about it? Overcome with grief or not too bright to begin with?

1044 days ago
17.

Kabala    

"Hey guess what, he's dead, he's dead - right here"! Oops, guess not......

1044 days ago
18.

Jay W.     

Thirty Mile Zone..... BIG miss.

1044 days ago
19.

Todd    

You have a crack staff at TMZ. Seriously lay off the crack, guys.

1044 days ago
20.

Todd    

I bet the son looks older than his father

1044 days ago
21.

Platinum516    

I wonder if he saw Andy for a few moments

1044 days ago
22.

Biggie Johnson    

Are you guys sure that wasnt Andy they revived ?

1044 days ago
23.

Sunshine    

Andy must be so jealous.

1044 days ago
24.

makeitstop    

what a fiasco

1044 days ago
25.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

He got one look at Lucifer and Andy and said 'get me the helll outta here!! I'm not ready yet!"

1044 days ago
26.

buzz kill    

What a pair of stiffs.

1044 days ago
27.

Tommy P.    

Not HIS OWN memorial.

1044 days ago
28.

UPYOURS    

told you guys news at 11, ROFLMAO. Thanks for the laugh TMZ, that was great

1044 days ago
29.

Lori    

Priceless! Andy is shaking his head and smiling that half smile in heaven!

1044 days ago
30.

UPYOURS    

Did he tap a spoon on his water glass too?

1044 days ago
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