Ryan Seacrest Speaks On The Passing Of Dick Clark

April 18, 2012 1:19 pm

Dick Clark, famed television personality, has died due to a heart attack Wednesday morning. He was 82.

After an outpatient procedure Tuesday night at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. Clark suffered a massive heart attack. All attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life. I idolized him from the start, and I was graced early on in my career with his generous advice and counsel. When I joined his show in 2006, it was a dream come true to work with him every New Year’s Eve for the last 6 years. He was smart, charming, funny and always a true gentleman. I learned a great deal from him, and I’ll always be indebted to him for his faith and support of me. He was a remarkable host and businessman and left a rich legacy to television audiences around the world. We will all miss him,” said Ryan of his friend and mentor.

Clark is survived by his wife, Kari, and his three children.

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