Dick Clark Dies Of A Heart Attack At The Age Of 82

Dick Clark File Photo

Dick Clark File Photo

New Years Eve will never be the same. Dick Clark, America’s oldest teenager, has died of a heart attack at the age of 82.

Paul Shefrin, Clark’s spokesman, broke the story of his passing, stating that Clark had a massive heart attack this morning.  He died at St. John’s hospital here in Los Angeles, where he was having outpatient surgery last night.

Clark was a diabetic type 2, which helped contribute to the stroke in 2004.

Clark had a massive stroke in 2004 but continued to host “New Years Rocking Eve” adding Ryan Seacrest on as co-host.  “Eve” was created in 1972.

Along with “Eve”, Dick Clark created and hosted American Bandstand, the pop equivalent to “Soul Train” where such artists as Madonna and Prince made their Television debuts.  He also was behind the Golden Globes and produced several other shows including The American Music Awards.

Dick Clark will be missed and remembered for what he did for the music world.  It is quite sad to me that we lost Clark and Don Cornelius in the same year.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  We are going hopping…..



  • Violet Aura
    Posted at 22:24h, 18 April

    Didn’t learn about this until tonight when I finally exited the college.Saddened by the loss.One person that I had hoped to cross paths with one day,but I am thankful for all of the memorable Bandstand moments that will always be great milemarkers for me.Rest in peace Dick Clark~

  • chocolatebox777
    Posted at 12:40h, 18 April

    RIP Dick Clark. You, Casey Kasem, and Don Cornelius(RIP) provided great jams for holidays & Saturday mornings.

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