Dick Clark is dead after suffering a heart attack, according to TMZ. ABC confirmed the report. The year-old longtime TV producer and host had been at St. John's Hospital in L. Clark reportedly suffered the heart attack following the procedure and died on Wednesday after unsuccessful attempts to resuscitate him. Clark had a history of health problems.
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Richard Augustus Wagstaff Clark Jr. Episodes he hosted were among the first in which blacks and whites performed on the same stage, and they were among the first in which the live studio audience sat without racial segregation. Singer Paul Anka claimed that Bandstand was responsible for creating a "youth culture". Due to his perennially youthful appearance and his largely teenaged audience of American Bandstand , Clark was often referred to as "America's oldest teenager" or "the world's oldest teenager". In his off-stage roles, Clark served as Chief Executive Officer of Dick Clark Productions though he sold off his financial interest in his later years. Clark suffered a stroke in December He died on April 18, , of a heart attack, at the age of 82, following prostate surgery.
TV pioneer Dick Clark dies at age 82
Celebrities have been quick to pay tribute to Dick Clark following the news that he died after suffering a heart attack this morning. Many stars took to Twitter with memories of the legendary entertainer:. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life. Seacrest later released a full statement this afternoon: "I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. I idolized him from the start, and I was graced early on in my career with his generous advice and counsel," the statement said.
Hollywood producer and television legend Dick Clark died of a heart attack a day after having prostate surgery, according to a death certificate obtained by CNN. Clark died last Wednesday at St. The death certificate lists acute myocardial infarction and coronary artery disease as the causes of death. In December , Clark suffered what was then described as "a mild stroke," just months after announcing he had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Patients with this kind of health history are usually screened by a doctor to test whether their heart is strong enough to withstand surgery, McVary says.