RIP: Dick Clark Passes Away
Famous as a TV producer and “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” host, the mogul died from a massive heart attack Wednesday morning.
Clark’s rep has said the TV icon had been in St. John’s hospital in L.A. after undergoing an outpatient procedure the night before he passed. Clark suffered the “massive” heart attack following the procedure. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. Clark was 82.
Clark’s health had been worsening since he suffered a significant stroke in 2004, sadly forcing him to retire from his hosting gig at “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” which he created in 1972. Ryan Seacrest then took over in 2006. Dick has appeared on the show sporadically ever since. His final appearance was in 2011.
Clark was married 3 times, and has 3 children from his first two marriages. He is survived by his current wife Kari Wigton. Farewell to a legend.