Friday, April 20, 2012

Veteran TV Personality Dick Clark Died

 Dick Clark "American Bandstand"

TV producer and host "American Bandstand", Dick Clark, who helped introduce and popularity of the dance rock 'n' roll dies at the age of 82 years.

Publicity officer, Paul Shefrin said, Clark suffered a heart attack and died at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California.

The famous American TV personality is the oldest host for ABC broadcasting company that broadcasts the program "New Year's Rockin ' emitted directly from Times Square in Manhattan.

"Clark was admitted to hospital on Tuesday night and should've only get outpatient treatment.

"However, attempts to resuscitate Clark after suffering a heart attack was not successful," said Paul Shefrin in a statement.

The veteran host started his career as a TV announcer in Utica, New York.

He then moved to television broadcasting which eventually managed to push his name as a host and managed to publish dozens of programs which includes the American Music Awards and Golden Globes.

He often appears in public with images of a youngster since the 70's era that he called 'the oldest teenager in America".

His career began to slow down after a first stroke in December 2004 and the first time he did not appear in the new year's eve celebration program launched in 1972.

Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest

Clark served as an idol and mentor to Ryan Seacrest, who took over New Year's Rockin' Eve in 2006 with special appearances from Clark.

"I am deeply saddened by the loss of my good friend, Dick Clark.
"He really is one of great influence in my life," said Seacrest in Twitter.


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