Dick Clark, 'American Bandstand' Host, Dead at 82

'World's oldest teenager' died from heart attack

April 18, 2012 3:50 PM ET
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Dick Clark, host of 'American Bandstand.'
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Dick Clark, the longtime host of American Bandstand and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, has died at the age of 82, TMZ reports. According to the site, Clark died from a massive heart attack this morning following an outpatient procedure last night at St. John's Hospital in Los Angeles.

Clark's health has been in decline since suffering a stroke in 2004. Before that, Clark was struggling with Type 2 diabetes.

Photos: Dick Clark Through the Years

In addition to hosting American Bandstand from 1952 to 1989, Clark was a prolific television producer and radio host. He also hosted the game show Pyramid from 1973 until 1988.



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