CBS LA is reporting that Dick Clark died Wednesday (April 18th) 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. American Bandstand‘s formula was simple. Clean-cut boys and girls danced to the hottest hits and the newest singles. Everyone showed up on American Bandstand, from Elvis Presley to Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry to Chubby Checker.
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve became a Dec. 31 tradition, with Clark hosting the festivities for more than three decades, introducing the entertainment acts and, of course, counting down to midnight as the ball dropped in New York’s Times Square.
Clark had previously suffered a significant stroke in 2004. He is dead at 82.
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