RIP Dick Clark, Dead at 82

Published 3 years ago by , Updated February 24th, 2014 at 11:24 am,

dick clark death young RIP Dick Clark, Dead at 82

It’s a sad day in the world of television as Dick Clark, “America’s Oldest Teenager,” passed away this morning at the age of 82.

According to Clark’s representative, the famed television icon suffered a massive heart attack this morning, following an outpatient procedure Clark underwent last night.

Over the course of Clark’s amazing 66 year-long career, he is credited with producing 170 television series, many of which he himself hosted. Clark’s Career began in 1945 by working in the mail room of WRUN at the age of 16. Two years later, he was an on air announcer.

While employed as a disc jockey at the radio station WFIL in 1952, Clark got his first break on television when he was asked to serve as a regular substitute host on Bob Horn’s Bandstand, which was later renamed American Bandstand after Clark was brought on full time.

Continuing his career on television, Clark would go on to produce five different version of the game show Pyramid, while also serving as executive producer of the The American Music Awards, The Academy of Country Music Awards, The Golden Globe Awards, The Family Television Awards and perhaps the most iconic, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.

In total, Clark was nominated for 19 Emmy Awards, winning 4 – including the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994. Clark had also been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Dick Clark is survived by his wife Kari, daughter Cindy, and sons Richard and Duane.

Screen Rant would like to extend our condolences to Mr. Clark’s family, friends and fans in their time of grieving.
R.I.P. Dick Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012)
dick clark death young RIP Dick Clark, Dead at 82


Source: TMZ

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  1. Rest Easy Mr . Clark , we won’t forget you.

  2. RIP. You will be greatly missed

  3. It is not often when words like icon and legend
    accurately describe the legacy of a man.
    Clark is the rare man where they do.

    Memories of Clark are associated with
    memories of the good times because Clark
    insured being in his company meant a good time.

  4. My condolences to the family…

  5. Its a sad day in the history of television. RIP Mr. Clark.

  6. If you believe in forever, life is just a one night stand, If there’s a “Rock n Roll Heaven” you know they’ve got a hell of a band! and a hell of a “Bandstand Host”! Our Australian version of Bandstand with host Brian Henderson (Still alive now 80, he retired from TV in 2002) was an Aussie copy of the Dick Clark benchmark. It aired from 1958 till 1972! And as Dick did was a platform for the stars and up coming talent of the day both local and overseas. Australian Bandstand launched the careers of world famous artists like “The Bee Gees” and the Easybeats!

    Leon Bell
    Maryland Newcastle
    NSW Australia.

  7. Truly sad news.
    I remember watching ABS as a kid and even as MTV was blowing up his New Years Eve show was the only one the family ever watched together.

  8. It’s a sad day in the world of television as Dick Clark, “America’s Oldest Teenager,” passed away this morning at the age of 82.