""For now, Dick Clark...so long." *salute*
April 18, 2012 1:01 PM Subscribe
posted by maryr (161 comments total)
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, America's's Oldest Teenager, has passed away after suffering a massive heart attack at St. John's Hospital in LA, TMZ reports
(and other media outlets confirm
Clark earned his nickname as host of American Bandstand
, bringing (sanitized) rock and roll into the living room of millions and helping to bring teenagers to the forefront as a real advertising demographic.
Perennial New Year's Eve
host, he stepped down to a supporting role following a stroke in 2004, replaced by Ryan Seacrest. He returned to at least make an appearance
in recent years. He was interviewed as recently as March 27
by the New York Times.