Stars mourn loss of icon Dick Clark
April 18th, 2012
04:35 PM ET

Stars mourn loss of icon Dick Clark

An entertainment mainstay, Dick Clark touched the lives of countless celebrities before passing away at the age of 82 on April 18. That much was evident as condolences poured in from all corners of the industry on Wednesday:

TV personality Jenny McCarthy, who worked with Clark on "New Year's Rockin' Eve," tweeted Wednesday, "RIP dick Clark. You were amazing to work with. U will be missed. Xxxoo."

Ryan Seacrest, who stepped in to help host Clark's New Year's Eve special after the entertainer suffered a stroke in 2004, said via Twitter, "I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."

Clark's family said in a statement that the legend died Wednesday morning following a heart attack.

Joan Rivers also weighed in via Twitter, writing, "Very sad to hear about Dick Clark. What a great life. What a great career. Relevant until the end. He will be missed!"

Comedian and actor Sinbad said, "Okay people we just lost dick clark. He gave me one of my first jobs in hollywood. I will always be grateful. Gonna miss you brother Clark."

Added Bravo exec and personality Andy Cohen, "RIP Dick Clark! The broadcasting legend will remain a teenager in our memory forever. #Bandstand."

"Glee" actor Matthew Morrison reiterated the thoughts of many as he wrote, "A sad day as we have lost Dick Clark, an American Icon. You will be missed."

And from Snoop Dogg: "REST IN PEACE to the DICK CLARK!! U were pioneer n a good man!! Thank u sir."

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  1. sherry

    remember the song by the righteous brothers – there is a rock n roll heaven well he is there nhow!

    April 20, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. VINCE

    I grew up watching american bandstand and will always rember Dick Clark, what a job he did with those kids.He alswys brought life to the show and he will be greatly missed. Let GOD open those golden gates of Heaven and welcome him home.

    April 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dude, really?

    LMAO @ Joan Rivers' comment. Yes DC was relevant. Joan, honey your relevance faded away about 5 facelifts ago. time to hang it up and get your wrinkled a$$ out of the public eye. take your daughter with you.

    April 19, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  4. Lee

    Watching Bandstand, practicing the dance moves......thanks Dick Clark for great memories......

    April 19, 2012 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. @Evel


    April 18, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dennis

    The real KIng has left earth and gone to a greater place. He now rocks and entertains the Heavens I will miss you Dick Clark. I have been a fan of yours since I was a very young boy when I use to watch you on America Band Stand. i followed you over the years and all ways enjoyed seeing you in what ever show you were doing. From Bloopers to The Rocking New Years Eve Party, I was there watching you. I appreciate you as a positive male role model and great entainer. I will truely miss you my friend......... Dennis

    April 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. The 1950s

    Rest In Peace Dick Clark, You are the greatest pioneer this world has ever seen, from the 1920's to the 2000's , you made it. Have a great life up there with god.
    RIP Forever a Legend, Dick Clark.

    April 18, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Linda

    It was every saturday morning with Dick Clark growning up. Me and my brothers and Sister would practice all the new dance steps. You will be missed

    April 18, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. RillyKewl

    We're goin' hoppin
    We're goin' hoppin today
    Where things are poppin
    The Philadelphia way
    We're gonna drop in
    On all the music they play
    On the Bandstand (Bandstand)


    April 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Evel Knievel

    Jeez, who knew he was even still alive?

    April 18, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Michelle

    I grew up with Dick Clark from American Bandstand to his Rock and Eve. Heaven will be having a party tonight with America's oldest teenager! RIP Dick Clark from all of your fans! We will miss you! Prayers for his family at this time!

    April 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Scotty


    April 18, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mark L.

    This really brings tears to my eyes. I grew up watching American Bandstand, and I also caught many of the $25,000 Pyramid TV game shows that Dick Clark hosted while I was attending college. My deepest, utmost heartfelt condolences go out to the entire family of Dick Clark, may he forever rest in everlasting, eternal and heavenly peace...!!

    April 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. sheila

    R.I.P. Dick Clark. I remember watching American Bandstand with my cousin and STILL watch $25000 Pyramid with you hosting. I loved you in life and will remember you always.

    April 18, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Adara


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