TV Icon Dick Clark Dead at 82

Dick Clark, 1929-2012

Dick Clark died this morning of a heart attack in a Los Angeles hospital. He was 82.  Clark had been in St. John’s hospital in Santa Monica after undergoing an outpatient procedure on Tuesday evening.  He made a name for himself as host of TV’s American Bandstand, a position he held from 1959 until 1989.  He also hosted the popular Pyramid game show from 1973-88.  Clark may be most known, however, for hosting the annual Dick Clark’s New Year’s  Rockin’ Eve every December 31 for over four decades.

Clark was also a brilliant businessman, who created and produced numerous television programs including  The American Music Awards.

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