Dick Clark passes away at age 82
The iconic TV host and producer died today of a heart attack. He was 82. Clark, called “America’s Oldest Teenager,” is best known for hosting long-running television shows such as American Bandstand, Pyramid, and holiday staple Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. According to Clark’s publicist Paul Shefrin, Clark passed away this morning following “a massive heart attack.” Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. Clark had entered St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica last night for an outpatient procedure.
“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life.” – Ryan Seacrest who replaced Clark on New Year’s celebration.