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Dick Clark, Famed Host Of "American Bandstand," Dead At 82

Dan Watson |
April 18, 2012 | 1:10 p.m. PDT

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Dick Clark (Creative Commons)
Dick Clark (Creative Commons)

Dick Clark, the longtime TV host, music producer and host of "Rockin' Eve," died Wednesday morning, according to TMZ. He was 82. 

Clark died of a massive heart attack, according to multiple media reports citing Clark's agent, Paul Shefrin.

Clark suffered a stroke in 2004, which forced him to take a much less significant role with "New Years' Rockin' Eve," a show he created and hosted since 1972. 

"America's Oldest Teenager," — as he was nicknamed — first rose to fame in 1956 as host of "Bob Horn's Bandstand," later to become "American Bandstand." 

For a video of Clark's last appearance on "Rockin' Eve," see the video from TMZ below:

 



 

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