Dick Clark, the creator of “American Bandstand” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” died on Wednesday morning. He was 82.
Dick reportedly suffered a massive heart attack after being hospitalized at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica on Tuesday evening for an outpatient procedure.
Medical attempted to resuscitate the star, but sadly were unsuccessful.
Clark, who was lovingly nicknamed “the world’s oldest teenager” because of his youthful looks, became one of the most recognized television stars.
He was best known for “American Bandstand”, which aired on ABC from 1957 to 1987.
Dick Clark was honored at the Emmy Awards in 2006, telling the crowd: “I have accomplished my childhood dream, to be in show business. Everybody should be so lucky to have their dreams come true. I’ve been truly blessed.”
Clark is survived by his third wife, Kari Wigton.
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