NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Dick Clark, who brought Times Square into the homes of countless millions every New Year’s Eve, has died.
He was 82.
According to a statement from his publicist, Clark died of a massive heart attack.
Whether you were watching “America’s Oldest Teenager” introduce new bands on American Bandstand, or raising a glass while he helped you ring in the New Year, you, like the rest of us, likely have fond memories of Dick Clark.
New Year’s Rockin’ Eve co-host Ryan Seacrest issued the following statement: “I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life. I idolized him from the start, and I was graced early on in my career with his generous advice and counsel. When I joined his show in 2006 , it was a dream come true to work with him every New Year’s Eve for the last 6 years. He was smart, charming, funny and always a true gentleman. I learned a great deal from him, and I’ll always be indebted to him for his faith and support of me. He was a remarkable host and businessman and left a rich legacy to television audiences around the world. We will all miss him.”
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