Dick Clark

Dick Clark Passes Away at 82

Iconic TV personality and producer Dick Clark passed away this morning at the age of 82. He suffered a heart attack at Saint John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California, just one day after he was admitted for an outpatient procedure.

Dick Clark built an empire that spanned through music and television, starting with the show that bridged both mediums, American Bandstand. The show was one of the longest-running TV programs ever, running from 1957 to 1987, which served as a launching pad for many music stars such as Buddy Holly and Madonna. In 1974, he created the American Music Awards for ABC, after the network lost the rights to The Grammy Awards.

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