Dick Clark Dead at 82

Radio and TV legend Dick Clark passed away today after having a massive heart attack. He was 82. According to TMZ, "America's Oldest Teenager", as he was dubbed, was in the hospital for an outpatient prodecure last night. 

Best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1956 to 1989 and  Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve, which he began in 1972. Clark never missed a show until 2004, when he suffered a stroke and gave the duties over to Ryan Seacrest. In 2006, Secreast took over hosting duties with Clark serving as a co-host. The company Clark founded, Dick Clark Productions, also produced countless awards ceremonies over the years. Clark is survived by his wife, Kari Wigton and three children from his previous marriages.

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    I started watching Bandstand in the 70s. And I loved the connection with American Dreams. I remember Dick Clark saying how much he loved the dance music of the disco era. I loved when VH1 reran certain episodes years ago. I’m surprised there are no compilations on DVD. Maybe now there will be…..

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    “Here is your first subject. Go!”

    – those were always his lines to begin the bonus round on $25,000 Pyramid.

    Thank you Dick for all the Soap Opera Digest Awards shows your company produced.

    Show them how to groove and work it in heaven! xo

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