Wednesday, April 18, 2012

TV legend Dick Clark dead at 82

In what is most certainly sad news for the entertainment industry as a whole, legendary TV producer and host Dick Clark died today of a heart attack in Los Angeles, according to TMZ and The Huffington Post and confirmed by ABC News. He was 82-years-old.

Clark was staying at St. John's Hospital in Los Angeles following an outpatient procedure on Tuesday, according to TMZ. He had a heart attack as a complication from the procedure on Wednesday and could not be resuscitated.

Clark suffered from Type 2 diabetes and had a stroke in 2004. He is known for producing and hosting such television shows as New Years' Rockin' Eve and the syndicated version of American Bandstand and served as host on the Top 40 radio countdown and the game show Pyramid. He also served as chair and CEO of Dick Clark Productions.

He is survived by his current wife Kari Wigton and three children from previous marriages.

Photo via TV Land

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