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.
ROBERT A. IGER, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY,
ON DICK CLARK’S PASSING
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.