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Music Stars React to Dick Clark's Death

Questlove, Duran Duran and more share their thoughts on the 'American Bandstand' host

Dick Clark
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April 18, 2012 7:30 PM ET

The death of Dick Clark at 82 has sparked an outpouring of grief on Twitter from stars who worked with the American Bandstand host and appeared on his show: 

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