US TV host Dick Clark dies

US TV host Dick Clark has died after suffering a massive heart attack yesterday (April 18).

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US TV host Dick Clark has died after suffering a massive heart attack yesterday (April 18).

The 82-year-old fronted the popular live music show American Bandstand from 1956 until 1989. The music driven television programme saw appearances from the likes of The Jackson 5, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Link Wray. Clark also hosted the game show Pyramid.

In the early 1970s Clark began hosting Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, a New Year’s Eve broadcast direct from New York’s Times Square, which he appeared on every year until his death – aside from 2004, after he suffered a stroke. The show has recently been co-hosted by Ryan Seacrest.

Clark – who was nicknamed America’s Oldest Teenager – leaves behind a wife and three children. The veteran presenter and businessman was undergoing a medical procedure when he suffered the heart attack which killed him. His death was announced by his agent, Paul Shefrin, reports ABC.

Clark was the winner of several Emmy Awards and is a member of the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Watch The Jackson 5 and Link Wray appearing on American Bandstand below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyn1cqSpUBE

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