Dick Clark passed away yesterday at 82. His publicist told CBS Los Angeles that he “passed away this morning (Wednesday) following a massive heart attack.“
Dick was a fan and friend to all types of music and musicians. He was known for American Bandstand, Pyramid, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, along with the Golden Globes, Daytime Emmy Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Country stars and celebrities immediately took to Twitter to express their grief upon hearing the news about the lose of this TV & Music legend. Some were shocked and others were happy to have simply met the man.
So proud I had the chance to shake hands with Dick Clark in my lifetime… Great man..—
Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 18, 2012
The CDB regrets the loss of our friend Dick Clark who we had the honor of working with many times. Nobody did TV like Dick. Rest In Peace.—
Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) April 18, 2012
RIP Mr. Dick Clark thanks for your love and devotion to music. You sir have influenced many lives through the power of music.—
Josh Gracin (@joshgracin) April 18, 2012
RIP Dick Clark!—
James Otto (@jamesotto) April 18, 2012
R. I. P. Dick Clark. Thoughts and prayers with the Clark Family.—
Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) April 18, 2012
Ryan Seacrest, who took over as host of Dick’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, solemnly tweeted
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.—
Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) April 18, 2012
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-Steve Wiseman / WYCD Local