Famed host of the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Dick Clark has passed away at the age of 82-years-old. Earlier this morning, he passed away from a massive heart attack.
Ryan Seacrest took over the hosting duties for the show back in 2006, with Dick co-hosting. TMZ has more details:
Details surrounding his death are unclear, but Clark had suffered a significant stroke in 2004 — forcing him to retire from his hosting gig at “New Years’ Rockin’ Eve,” which he created in 1972.
Before suffering a stroke, Clark told Larry King he suffered from Type 2 diabetes.
Clark has been married 3 times — and has 3 children from his first two marriages. He is survived by his current wife Kari Wigton.
“For now, Dick Clark … so long.”
May he rest in peace. New Year’s Eve will never be the same without him.
Through his publicist, the Clark family has released the following statement:
“Entertainment Icon Dick Clark passed away this morning (Wednesday) at the age of 82 following a massive heart attack it was announced by his family. Clark, 82, had entered St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica last night for an outpatient procedure. Attempts to resuscitate were unsuccessful.”