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Famed TV personality Dick Clark dead at 82

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Legendary music impresario Dick Clark as he hosts the "American Bandstand 50th...A Celebration" show,in Pasadena, Calif.


From "American Bandstand" to "New Year's Rockin' Eve," the man dubbed "America's Oldest Teenager" was a mainstay in American living rooms.

Dick Clark is one of those huge personalities that populated the summers of my youth. I saw him every day on the game show, “Pyramid” and then again every Saturday morning on “American Bandstand”. That show introduced me to most of the music that I came to know and enjoy.

TODAY news services report that famed television personality Dick Clark died of a heart attack Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, his spokesman confirms. Clark was 82.

Clark is best known for hosting long-running television shows such as "American Bandstand," the game show "Pyramid" and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve."

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