Dick Clark passed away Wednesday at the age of 82.
An entertainment icon for generations, Clark will be missed by legions of fans young and old, and in the wake of the tragic news, his celebrity brethren immediately took to the Twitterverse to express their thoughts on the loss of a legend.
Here's a look at some stars' statements on Clark:
Ryan Seacrest: "I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life."
Joan Rivers: "Very sad to hear about Dick Clark. What a great life. What a great career. Relevant until the end. He will be missed!"
Russell Simmons: "Dick Clark was eternally young. No matter what cultural phenomenon was happening, he always embraced it. RIP..."
Rob Lowe: "Had the pleasure to work with Dick Clark when I was 15. He was charming and kind; a true American icon that will live forever."
Brooke Burke: "So sad to hear the tragic news about Dick Clark. My thoughts & prayers go out to all who loved him."
Anderson Cooper: "What a career Dick Clark had! What a life!"
Snoop Dogg: "REST IN PEACE to DICK CLARK!! U were a pioneer n a good man!!"Clint Black: "We've lost one of the greatest men in show biz. #DickClark will be remembered with the utmost admiration and affection."
David Boreanaz: "R.I.P. Dick Clark. New Years will never be the same."
Fergie: "Dick Clark will be truly missed. What an American icon. We will carry on his legacy every New Year's Eve."
Blake Shelton: "So proud I had the chance to shake hands with Dick Clark in my lifetime... Great man..."
Dane Cook: "Rest in peace Mr. Dick Clark. Thank you for new years and new years of class, positivity & entertainment."
Roseanne Barr: "dick clark RIP - always a nice man to me."
William Shatner: "My condolences go out to the family of Dick Clark. My best, Bill"
Chris Daughtry: "RIP Mr. Dick Clark. You will be missed!"
Seth Green: "So saddened by Dick Clark's passing- an innovator, a legend, a man who believed in the greatness of humans. #ThankYou"
Marie Osmond: "In 1974, my first time on BandStand, I thought Dick Clark was the most handsome man in show business. In 1998, when he created and produced the Donny & Marie talk show, I realized that was truly the hardest working man in show biz. And, now in 2012, I will always remember him as one of the most honorable men in show business. Thank you, Dick, for every great way you encouraged me in my career. You are loved."
President Barack Obama: "With 'American Bandstand,' he introduced decades' worth of viewers to the music of our times. He reshaped the television landscape forever as a creative and innovative producer. And, of course, for 40 years, we welcomed him into our homes to ring in the New Year. But more important than his groundbreaking achievements was the way he made us feel -- as young and vibrant and optimistic as he was. As we say a final `so long' to Dick Clark, America's oldest teenager, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends -- which number far more than he knew."