Dick Clark Dead at 82

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April 18th, 2012


Dick Clark, well-known TV host, producer of American Bandstand, and New Year's Eve celebration fixture died today of a "massive heart attack" according to his agent. He was 82.

He is survived by his third wife, Keri Wigton, and three children.



            For more than half a century, Dick Clark brought the best of American music to audiences across the country, creating careers and countless fans for artists on his iconic shows, “American Bandstand” and “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” We’re proud that ABC was home to those programs and will always be part of his legacy. On behalf of everyone at Disney and ABC, we send our sincere condolences to Dick’s family, as well as the three generations of fans who will miss him as much as we do.

  • Marian

    I do not care if he was a tyrant. If nothing else it meant he was a perfectionist, and he was pretty much that. I remember once reading that everything he did turned to gold and I believe it.

    He was a brilliant man, who made music part of people’s lives. I will miss him, have missed him in the music scene already for years.

    It doesn’t matter what he was like in real life, his legacy will live on in people’s minds for generations to come.

  • Avery

    RIP Dick Clark, New Years Eve will NEVER be the same!

  • Other than THAT Mrs. Lincoln how was the play?

    “The human body is remarkably resilient…But death…is everywhere. Most of us try to avoid it, others can’t get out of its way… Every day we fight a new WAR against GERMS, TOXINS, INJURY, ILLNESS, CATASTROPHE and Calamity. There’s a lot of ways to wind up dead. The fact that we survive at all is a miracle…Because, every day we live..We face 1000 WAYS TO DIE.”

    Not even Dick was immortal but I hope I look that good when I become a corpse. RIP Dorian Gray.

  • Chris

    It’s not going to be the same without him on New Year’s Eve. It’s really not. Rip Dick Clark.

  • Red

    @Survivor Fan: Funny- He liked New Year’s, but not Birthdays…

    He died on my 16th birthday!

    your not the only one that had celebrity’s die on your Birthday. Johnny Cash died when i just turned 13 on my Birthday.

  • The End

    R.I.P Dick Clark.

    Led a long and successful career, and a long life. No doubt he was happy until the very end.

  • Hugh


    Fifty years on top

  • Melanie

    R.I.P Dick Clark. I grew up watching American Bandstand, Pyramid, Practical Jokes and Bloopers and of course New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. You are truly a cultural icon and will be sorely missed.

  • MJDB

    R.I.P. Dick Clark

    You were a legend of your time from everything what you’ve done including hosting new year’s eve which I watch every year. We will always miss you.

  • Walter Bishop

    The good news is that Dick Clark in the parallel universe is alive and well. Maybe they will loan him to our side once in awhile? Over there he had his bum ticker replaced with a brand new cloned heart thats just like his old one, so he will likely live to be 100+.

  • bsp

    Dick Clark had a long and successful life, and hopefully a happy one, about all that anyone can ask for. Godspeed.

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