The Legendary Dick Clark Dead at 82


ABC News reports:

Dick Clark, the music industry maverick, longtime TV host and powerhouse producer who changed the way we listened to pop music with “American Bandstand,” and whose trademark “Rockin’ Eve” became a fixture of New Year’s celebrations, died today at the age of 82.

Clark’s agent Paul Shefrin said in statement that the veteran host died this morning following a “massive heart attack.”

One of the great gifts a human being can possess is the ability to teach others how to love what you love. And I suspect as the reactions to the passing of Dick Clark begin to pour in we’ll hear plenty of stories of how the cultural icon’s passion for American music inspired millions.

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