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10 April 18th, 2012 BREAKING NEWS: Dick Clark Dead …TV Icon Suffers Massive Heart Attack!

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Very sad news to report this afternoon.  According to ABC News, TMZ.com. MSN, and countless other reporting outlets that are just now coming in, TV music maverick, icon, and legendary television host and producer, Dick Clark has died.

The famed TV producer, and “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” host — died from a massive heart attack this morning.  Clark had been in St. John’s hospital in L.A. after undergoing an outpatient procedure last night. Clark suffered the “massive” heart attack following the procedure. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.  Dick Clark was 82.

Clark’s health had been on the decline since he suffered a significant stroke in 2004 — forcing him to retire from his hosting gig at “New Years’ Rockin’ Eve,” which he created in 1972.  Ryan Seacrest took over in 2006. Dick has appeared on the show sporadically ever since. His final appearance was in 2011.

Known for his legendary Saturday morning music show American Bandstand, and being the executive producer for many Daytime Emmy broadcasts, our heartfelt sympathies are with Dick’s family and friends on the news of his passing.  On-Air On-Soaps will have more on this developing story as more information becomes available.

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  1. Eileen Hargis says:

    What an Icon, I was fortunate enougj to have dinner with him and his lovely wife in Nashville years ago. One of my favorite celebrity meetings. He will be missed.

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  2. Blake says:

    Oh wow! How sad!

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  3. Chloe says:

    He will be missed. May he Rest in Peace.

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  4. barbara t says:

    I loved american bandstand r.i.p.dick clark you will be missed.

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  5. RobertC says:

    Dick Clark will be missed because a lot of musicians started their careers on American Bandstand and i think the show started in the 1950′s

    Rest in peace Dick Clark

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  6. Brian12408 says:

    Go rest in peace Dick, if there was anyone on this earth that deserves to rest for all of his years of hard work and dedication to helping others it’s definitely you my friend. Thanks for all the hebraic years in bringing us American bandstand.

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    Brian12408 replied

    Sorry for the typo, that was meant to be amazing!

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  7. Jeffrey Anderson says:

    I was totally shocked right after I watched our favorite show,General Hospital then switch over to CNN or get back to my work for yearbook when I look up at Yahoo that his name came up to me that stunned me that he’s gone… oh my goodness, I love this person…he was such lovable,amazing,intelligent abd brilliant idea to help young people out there how to dance,how to listen music from his own show or other show that I believe what he just did… I was…. speechless from my words being very shocked to hear this one from CNN.
    R.I.P. to One Greatest Icon of All Time.. We all miss and love you.. u r the best,DC..

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  8. Christy says:

    The oldest living teenager is no more! He was great! I loved American Bandstand (can hear Barry Manilow singing the theme song in my head now…), and The $25,000/$100,000 Pyramid, the Bloopers show, and the NYear’s Eve show… He introduced us to so many talented people throughout our lives… he will be remembered well.

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  9. Brian Greene says:

    Rest In Peace, Dick Clark!

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