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Dick Clark Dies, Fans Pay Tribute On Twitter

    April 19, 2012
    Amanda Crum
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Legendary television and radio personality Dick Clark passed away yesterday at the age of 82 after suffering a massive heart attack, but he will always be remembered for his contribution to broadcasting and to American pop culture.

He was a friendly face in millions of living rooms across the country for over 50 years, first as host of teen dance sensation American Bandstand–which was a top show for three decades–and then as the usher of every new year since 1972 with “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”, which he created. Fans and friends remember Clark as a true professional and acknowledged him with their thoughts and memories on Twitter yesterday.

My heart goes out to Dick Clark’ s family, He was one of a kind. Talented, Great Man, a Dear Friend. ~ Loretta(image) 35 minutes ago via Facebook ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Very sad to hear about Dick Clark. A gentleman. And inspired millions.(image) 1 hour ago via WhoSay ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

“Only God is responsible for creating more stars than Dick Clark.” -Tony Orlando(image) 3 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

R.I.P. Dick Clark. Your memory will live on eternally as an incredible legend. http://t.co/sqrKqAUg(image) 7 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Dick Clark gave me my first job in LA 35 years ago. Thanks Mr. Clark, I hope I did you proud.(image) 9 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

There hasn’t been any one show that had more impact on music then American Bandstand. Often imitated but never duplicated. RIP Dick Clark.(image) 9 hours ago via WhoSay ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I loved Dick Clark. He was so instrumental in my career as well as all the other Motown acts and so many others… http://t.co/QxiHifrY(image) 15 hours ago via Facebook ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Without him, there’d be no MTV, American Idol or Seacrest. A pioneer I thought would never die. He was always kind to me. RIP Dick Clark.(image) 15 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

The first time I ever danced and sang on television was for a Dick Clark production. I was 14. I worked with him many times over the years(image) 16 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

  • Carol Cross

    I grew up with American Bandstand-everyday after school for one hour I watched Dick Clark.
    In the early 90’s I went to Columbus,Ohio to the “Dick Clark American Bandstand Grill” to the grand opening.Dick and his wife were there to greet everyone. I had my picture taken with him-with his arm over my shoulder. A cherished memory. To say I have been a fan is an understatement. I am so sorry for this loss to his family and the music world.
    Carol (Somosko) Cross