Dick Clark Dies at Age 82

The man who never aged has taken his last breath. Dick Clark has passed away at the age of 82, reports TMZ, following a heart attack this morning.

Clark was one of television's most recognizable figures, with a long career that launched in 1952 when Clark became the host of American Bandstand. His congenial personality was also showcased by his role as host of the Pyramid game shows, which were incredibly popular in the 1970s and 1980s. And of course Clark was a fixture of New Year's Eve, hosting Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on ABC since 1972.

Clark's biggest claim to fame was his youthfulness. The man simply did not age for decades, and always ushered in the New Year looking the same while the rest of us put on weight and wrinkles.

Clark suffered a stroke in December of 2004, and his New Year's Rockin' Eve hosting duties for 2004-2005 were handed over to Regis Philbin. Amazingly, Clark returned to host the television event for 2005-2006, along with new co-host Ryan Seacrest. The man just kept on rockin'.

R.I.P., Dick Clark. You will be missed.


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May he rest in peace.
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Wow!!! First the host of the "Soul Don Cornelius" and now leaves the host of the "American & Pop host Dick Clark" "We have both lost our "Legendary Host" will this kind of "Music Show" would be ever reborn again? "Rest In Peace"
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Wow!! First the host of the "Soul Don Cornelius" & Now the host of the "American & Pop Dick Clark"!! We have lost our "Host of Legendary"!! Will this kind of "Music Show will ever be reborn again? Rest in Peace
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my thoughts and prayers are with his family.

R.I.P. to a legend.
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New Year's Eve will never be the same.
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I disagree that he died.
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What do you mean?
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i'm tired of the media telling us what to think
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Yeah, maybe he's on some distant island right now with Tupac and will return as a hologram during the next New Year's Eve.
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Awww... now that news just did the opposite of making my day. Never knew him personally, of course, but who DIDN'T know who the man was and what he did. Now this was a man who was a TRUE star, and will be missed.
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Aww! :(
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RIP Dick Clark. You truly were a legend in the entertainment industry and you have influenced us all.
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;_; Rest in peace good sir
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I worked with dick clark and his son RAC as crerator and consulting producer of the hit series Puttin' on the Hits. i had recently contacted Dick to bring back the all new POTH series as Americas Lip Sync Star. This now may not happen. We will miss dick clark,

Wm. Randy Wood
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A class act. He will not soon be forgotten. Rest in peace, Dick.
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Dick Clark, awesome man. Also, great guest spots on "Dharma & Greg", one of my favourite sit-coms of all time.
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My condolences to his family and friends.
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A fine entertainer. May he rest in peace.
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Dick Clark is irreplaceable.



Case in point: Seacrest.
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I watch my childhood and adolescence slowly slip away. Dick Clark's American Bandstand was a rite of passage. You will be missed.
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New Years Eve definitely won't be the same. Gonna miss him.
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R.I.P Dick Clark
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RIP Dick, New Years Eve wont be the same without you.
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I bet he was a nice guy in person.



RIP, Mr. Clark.
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New Year's Eve just won't be the same. :( R.I.P Dick.
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RIP Dick.
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R.I.P.
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