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RIP: Dick Clark Has Died of a Massive Heart Attack at 82

Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, DICK CLARK, Dick Clark, tv, media, arts, americans, culture, society )

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Dick Clark, the ever-youthful television host and tireless entrepreneur who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," and later produced and hosted a vast range of programming from game shows to the New Year's Eve countdown f

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Wednesday April 18, 2012, 3:12 pm
Simply, a television icon has passed; a face as recognized as Jackie Gleason and Lucille Ball's.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 3:39 pm
rest in peace dear clark.

pam w (139)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 5:20 pm
Oh, dear! I can still hear the theme music for BANDSTAND in my head and remember all those "new" artists debuting their "new" songs!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 6:42 pm

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 7:57 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Yvonne White (229)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 9:21 pm
Oh no...:(

Veronica C (24)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 10:04 pm
First Don Cornelius, now Dick Clark. So many artists owe it all to them.

I really thought Dick Clark would live longer than 82, even after the stroke. New Year's Eve just won't be the same. So long, Dick.


Patricia E G (54)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 10:27 pm
I grew up with DC's Bandstand. Rest in Peace old Friend.

RosemaryRannes HusbandNeedsPrayers (650)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 11:05 pm
Dick Clark got everybody rockin'! He was an unpretentious, humble charismatic guy who just loved music and brought people together.
I would say that his t.v. show American Bandstand was instrumental in bringing two races together - the black and the white !
Kids loved him and those who were lucky enough to grow up under his 'umbrella' learned a few things ... those 'things' that epitomized character all of which were wrapped up and handsomely packaged in THE MAN - DICK CLARK.
I'll miss you and I send prayers for your family and everyone who loved you!
Your Legacy lives on in our hearts and minds Dick Clark.
Thanks for the music, for daring to end racism in America through music, and just for hangin' out with us for a little while.
Some might say it was a 'slice' ... and ... yes ... it was !

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 3:05 am
thank you

Carol H (229)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 4:41 am
noted, RIP Mr Clark!!!!

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 11:03 am
My condolences - he did good, RIP

Robert O (12)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 12:04 pm
I grew up watching American Bandstand and always enjoyed his Rockin News Year's Eve shows. He'll be deeply missed.

Barb K (1687)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 3:24 pm
Dick, thanks for bringing the BEST music into my life. I love you and I will see you on The $25,000/$100,000 Pyramid on GSN. Til then, so long! Thnx Cal...

Thursday April 19, 2012, 6:06 pm
R.I.P. Dick, you were always one of my most favorite people, in the world!

Quanta Kiran (67)
Friday April 20, 2012, 3:23 am

Kenneth L (314)
Friday April 20, 2012, 5:39 am
Rosemary R. said it all. An icon, a giant, an innovator in the rock and roll story, to me he always looked so young no matter his age (until the last one or two decades) I thought he'd never die. A classic line from teenagers on his shows was 'It's got a good beat and it's easy to dance to".

Past Member (0)
Friday April 20, 2012, 7:40 am
a true legend. i absolutely LOVED the pyramid gameshows

Yulan Lawson (156)
Friday April 20, 2012, 3:45 pm
Thanks for all the fun times Dick.

Cecily P (4)
Friday April 20, 2012, 4:37 pm
RIP :(

Carmen S (611)
Friday April 20, 2012, 6:05 pm
thanks for sharing this Cal, and thanks Dick Clark for all the wonderful memories

Evelyn M (39)
Saturday April 21, 2012, 11:52 am
Dick Clark will be greatly missed.

Robert Hardy (68)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 9:33 pm
Bye Dick. We knew you well.
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