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Dick Clark Dead At 82

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2:45 a.m. CDT, April 18, 2012

LOS ANGELES -- KTLA has confirmed that Dick Clark died from a heart attack Wednesday at the age of 82.

Clark served as chairman and chief executive officer of Dick Clark Productions, which he has sold part of in recent years.

Clark is best known for hosting long-running television shows such as American Bandstand, five versions of the game show Pyramid, and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.

Clark has long been known for his departing catchphrase, "For now, Dick Clark...so long," delivered with a military salute, and for his youthful appearance, earning the moniker "America's Oldest Teenager."

Clark suffered a significant stroke in late 2004.

With speech ability still impaired, Clark returned to his New Year's Rockin' Eve show on December 31, 2005/January 1, 2006.

Subsequently, he appeared at the Emmy Awards on August 27, 2006, and every New Year's Rockin' Eve show since then.

Clark has been married 3 times -- and has 3 children from his first two marriages.

He is survived by his current wife Kari Wigton

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I guess he isn't actually a robot. He certainly didn't look his age right up till the end. It's too bad he died but he seemed to have a good fullfilling life so it's not really something to be sad about.

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New years and pyramid will never be the same. RIP :(

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there goes my vampire theory.

Seriously, though. RIP, he was great at everything he did and we could all wish to have even half a good life.

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That's what they meant by the end of the world!! :frantic: It's because the new year won't come, because Dick won't be here to ring it in!! :frantic:

Seems like he lived a pretty full life. It's true, new year's celebrations will never be the same without him on the tube. :sadno:

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RIP Dick Clark, maybe he planned to have his body put into cryogenics so they can bring him back for New Years Eve Countdowns.

Too Soon??

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If you are Dick Clark the last thing you want to do is rest in peace.Guy spent decades seeing some of the best musicians in history.Right now he is tracking down Jim Morrison and Elvis.

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awwww, rip.

i loved the american bandstand show...keep er rockin' in heaven!

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Rest In Peace Dick Clark, the father of music television. A definite end to an era.

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"It's got a good beat and I can dance to it" now gets 220 million google results because of that show.

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