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Dick Clark Passes Away At 82

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Dick Clark died Wednesday after suffering a massive heart attack.

“Entertainment Icon Dick Clark passed away this morning (Wednesday) at the age of 82 following a massive heart attack it was announced by his family,” his publicist said in a statement to CBS2. “Clark, 82, had entered St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica last night for an outpatient procedure. Attempts to resuscitate were unsuccessful. He is survived by his wife Kari and his three children, RAC, Duane and Cindy.”

As the host of American Bandstand, he brought music to millions of teenagers in the 1950s without alienating their parents.

Dick Clark Productions created thousands of hours of television, particularly awards shows such as the Golden Globes, Daytime Emmy Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Clark suffered a significant stroke in 2004.

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  • John C Weaver

    :( ::::::::::: I don’t have the words to say goodbye to the soul of rock and roll for all my life. More than an icon has passed away, a family member who we all adopted into our lives, into our hearts. Rock and Roll will never be the same. Right now, he’s being welcomed to host a bigger party than American Bandstand. God wanted Dick more. Godspeed, Dick!

  • Kevin Pawson

    Dick Clark was a icon for those of us raised through the 50’s,60’s, and 70’s introducing us to rock and roll and without fail brought us into the New Year even after his stroke. He will never be forgotten and missed dearly!

    Godspeed Dick Clark,
    Love your fans

  • RainbowRay

    He will be sorely missed!

    LOve RainbowRay

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