Dick Clark Dies of Heart Attack at 82

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Dick Clark passed away this morning after suffering a major heart attack. He had been in St. John's hospital in L.A. for an outpatient procedure last night.

The seemingly ageless show business legend, who earned the nickname "America's Oldest Teenager" well into retirement age for most people, was 82.

Clark's rep confirm that the TV icon suffered the "massive" heart attack following the procedure, and attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

RIP Dick Clark

The Mount Vernon, N.Y. native was a powerhouse producer who changed the way America listened to pop music with American Bandstand in the '50s and '60s.

He then started Dick Clark Productions, which produced countless hits.

Clark became synonymous with everything from The $25,000 Pyramid to TV's Bloopers & Practical Jokes to the American Music Awards ... and December 31.

Clark's health had been declining ever since he suffered a major stroke in 2004, forcing him to retire from his hosting gig at New Years' Rockin' Eve.

Clark created the NYE staple in 1972, and has continued appeared on the show every year, even after passing the hosting torch to Ryan Seacrest.

Dick, who also battled Type 2 Diabetes, is survived by his current wife, Kari Wigton, and three adult children from his two previous marriages.

He will be missed by generations of fans.

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Damian Miles Hollywood 101 Show Here... " Today In Hollywood A Star Will Be Born and it Could Be You!" Hollywood's Magnificent MC and Barker Dick Clark Will Be Forever Young and Loved.... "Champion Of The Young and Talented!" He Will Be Greatly Missed ....
Here At Hollywood 101 We Send our Deepest Sympathy To Mr.Clark's Loved Ones And Business Partners... and Those Lucky Enough To Have Had His Help On Their Climb To The Stars! We All Adore and Love Dick Clark For His Endless Enthusiasm and Good Cheer. A TRUE Hollywood CHEERLEADER and Gentleman! Entertainment Icon and A Perfect Example Of "Forever Young...Forever Loved and Forever Hollywood Royalty!" Hooray For Hollywood and Hooray Hollywood Legend and Heart.... Mr. Dick Clark!

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what a sad day Mr. Clark R.I.P. God Bless you and your family and THANK YOU for all my memories of Bandstand them were the days.

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Dick Clark was not only an icon in the USA, he also was here in Canada. Our sincere sympathy to his family and friends. We all have wonderful teen/adult memories, with heart felt thanks to him. Heaven just got a great man. May God Bless you and your family Mr. Clark.

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he was a great guy.

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My sympathies to his wife & children. May he rest in peace, we grew up with him on American Bandstand & we rocked with him on his Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve. He never aged, he gave us so much joy & music. We loved his Bloopers, Bleeps & Pratical Jokes. He was so genuine, down to Earth & just a great human. We lost a great man & we gained another Angel. May he rest in peace. We will mourn his loss for a long time.

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DICK CLARK WAS ONE IN A MILLION. HE WILL SURELY BE MISSED BY EVERYONE. I ESPECIALLY ENJOYED HIM ON ALL THE GAME SHOWS. REST IN PEACE IN HEAVEN.

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I can't believe "3" Superstars passed away including the one and only "Dick Clark". Rest In Peace to "Dick Clark", rock band "Men At Work" lead singer "Colin Hay" and "W.W.E. Superstar; Hall Of Famer" "Chief Jay Strongbow".

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Rest in peace Dick

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DICK CLARK WAS THE FIRST DANCE SHOW HOST, TO TURN SOME OF HIS DANCERS, FIRST IN PHILADELPHIA, THEN IN LOS ANGELES, INTO MINI CELEBRITIES. R.I.P.

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Thanks for the memories Dick. May you rest in peace at last.
You will be missed by millions and millions of people.

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