Rock and Roll icon, 82-year-old Dick Clark, long-time host of American Bandstand host and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” died Wednesday morning.
According to family sources, Clark suffered a massive heart attack after entering St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica Tuesday night for an outpatient procedure.
Attempts to resuscitate were unsuccessful.
Clark suffered a stroke in 2004, which forced him to significantly curtail his hosting of “New Years’ Rockin’ Eve,” a show he created in 1972.
This is my salute to Dick Clark on my Rock and Roll Saturday, Dec 31, 2011. New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Dick Clark.