The friends and loved ones of the 60 Minutes reporter suffered another tragedy today.
Andy Rooney's former roommate, Bob Ruthman, went into cardiac arrest while he was attending Rooney's memorial luncheon. Ruthman and Rooney both attended Colgate University in the 1940s, and have remained friends for over 60 years.
Parademics rushed to the Century Club in New York and found a wheelchair bound Ruthman in the bathroom. Although he was initially thought to have died, new reports reveal that he was revived, and is currently in intensive care at a New York Hospital.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to him, as well as his family, during this difficult time.
Get well soon
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CBS icon Andy Rooney - who only stopped appearing on 60 Minutes at the beginning of October after a nearly 60 year stint, passed away last night due to "serious complications" following a minor surgery at the age of 92.
Executive producer Jeff Fager says in a statement:
"It's a sad day for everybody here at CBS News … it's hard to imagine not having Andy around. He loved his life and he lived it on his own terms. We will miss him very much."
We're just comforted to know that he was able to stay at a job he loved right until the very end.
Our thoughts go out to all of his friends, family, and loved ones.
May he R.I.P.
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We hope he's all right!
Former 60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney is currently in the hospital after he developed "serious complications" following a minor surgery last week.
At this point, his condition is stable.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Andy and his family. We wish him a fully and speedy recovery.
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An end to an era.
Last night, Andy Rooney signed off for the last time, bringing an end to his loooooooong career on 60 Minutes. He took his final moments on screen to look back at his 70 year long career, to speak of his friends and family who have played a huge part in his life and of cours, the stories he's told to the millions of viewers around the world.
He left no pearls of deep wisdom, other than to suggest that if the world was completely truthful, he thought, it would be a nicer place to live. Then he dropped a little truth himself, asking that if you see him and his eyebrows roaming the streets or sitting down to dinner, just quietly stare at him from afar. He doesn't like to be disturbed during meal time.
So here, in the video above, is Andy's farewell speech. So long old chum! Enjoy your retirement! Save room for Regis at the early bird special at Dennys. He'll be there in about a month or so!
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Wow. We never thought we'd see the day.
60 Minutes newsman Andy Rooney, who has been featured on the show since 1978 and has garnered over 1,000 broadcasts, will be making his last regular appearance on the show this Sunday, at the age of 92, which will be preceded by a career retrospective interview with Morley Safer!
According to CBS News chairman Jeff Fager:
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You probably have no idea who Andy Rooney is if you were born in the new millennium, but just so you know, he's an average American.
And it's okay that you don't know him because he has no idea who you are or what's going on in the world around him.
Case in point, he is baffled to learn that Sting is no longer on the Billboard Top 200 List. He has surprisingly been replaced by some people named Justin Bieber, Lady GaGa and Usher, who good old Andy has never heard of.
Wait till he hears that Mickey Rooney isn't making movies anymore!
Check out his riveting report on 60 Minutes above.
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