Andy Rooney’s college roommate suffered a suspected heart attack on Wednesday while attending a memorial for Rooney in Manhattan. Bob Ruthman was rushed to hospital and is believed to be in intensive care.
Ruthman and Rooney shared a room at Colgate University in the 40s. They are believed to have remained close friends until Rooney’s death earlier this month. It was initially reported by numerous outlets that Bob Ruthman died at the memorial event, but it now seems that this was inaccurate: he was revived and is now in intensive care at a nearby hospital.
Andy Rooney’s death has led to an outpouring of nostalgia for the ‘good old days’ of TV journalism. Rooney was an iconic figures for many decades thanks to his slot on the popular 60 Minutes news-magazine show.