American Bandstand & Television Icon Dick Clarks Dies at 82 – April 18, 2012

CFN –  Iconic Television legend Dick Clark has died at the age of 82 of a Massive Heart attack.

His career spanned eight decades.   He was known for American Bandstand which he hosted from its inception until it’s last episode in 1989,  and his New Years  Countdown as well as many game shows such as the $10,000 Pyramid.

Early Clip with Betty White

Mr. Clark was known for his youthful appearance.  After suffering a stroke in 2004 he battled back and again appeared on camera and was an inspiration for those who survive strokes.

This is Your Life Episode from 1959

Mr. Clark was replaced by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest in the popular New Year’s Eve countdown.


Richard Wagstaff Clark 

November 30, 1929 to April 18, 2012

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