Dick Clark Dies from a Massive Heart Attack

Ryan Seacrest and Dick Clark
Ryan Seacrest and Dick Clark - Photo Courtesy of Dick Clark Productions
TMZ broke the news that Dick Clark, TV producer and former host of American Bandstand and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, has died at the age of 82. Clark, nicknamed “America’s Oldest Teenager” because he never seemed to age, passed away as the result of a massive heart attack on April 18, 2012.
 
In TMZ’s breaking news report, Clark was reportedly at St John’s Hospital in Los Angeles (following an outpatient procedure on April 17th) when he suffered a heart attack and was unable to be revived.
 
Clark suffered a stroke back in 2004 and as a result had been forced to slow down his work in front of the camera.
 
He is survived by his wife, Kari Wigton, and three children. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.