This makes me sad. Dick Clark has passed away at the age of 82. His rep tells People Magazine that Mr. Clark suffered a “massive heart attack”. Clark also had Type 2 Diabetes and he had debilitating stroke in 2004 which caused him to significantly ease up on his work commitments, including his hosting gig on “New Year’s Rocking Eve” (which Ryan Seacrest took over).
Dick Clark, the producer and television personality known as “America’s Oldest Teenager” for his perennially youthful looks and enthusiasm, has died at age 82.
Clark suffered a massive heart attack, his rep has confirmed.
Clark had suffered a stroke in 2004 but continued in recent years to appear on his New Year’s Eve special from Times Square.
In addition to simply being a nice guy, a class act, and a true professional, Mr. Clark was also a television pioneer, hosting American Bandstand in the 1950s through the 1980s. He hosted and produced numerous game shows, and he won a slew of awards, including 5 Emmys and a Peabody. Go here to his Wiki page to see just how long and amazing his career was. He is survived by his wife, his three children and his many, many friends. Rest in peace, Mr. Clark.
Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.